Avenida Sarmiento/ Avenida Las Heras, Palermo, Buenos Aires.

Located in the Tres de Febrero Park which was opened in 1975 in the Palermo District is Buenos Aires Zoo. The zoo was added to the park in 1888 and at that stage there were 53 species from all over the world and a total of 650 animals.

The zoo has been extended over the years and it was declared a Historical Monument at the end of the 19th century for its symbolic buildings. A visit to the zoo includes seeing some of its architectonic wonders such as the Gothic summerhouse for the bears, the French palace for the lions and the Indian temple for the elephants.

There are also various themed areas within the zoo. For example, at the zoo aquarium, you will see penguins, fish, piranhas, sharks and tropical fish. Or you can watch a seal show or take a boat ride along the central lake.

Inside one of the oldest buildings in the zoo there is an area which has been used to reproduce the climate and life in a Subtropical Rainforest. There is also an area for reptiles and there are special activities organised for children on Saturday mornings, such as feeding the giraffes and looking after the elephants, which means that fun and excitement is guaranteed.

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