Chapultepec Zoo



Built in 1923 by Mexican biologist Alfonso Luis Herrera, the “Zoologico de Chapultepec” is the largest of four zoos near Mexico City.

We visited the zoo on a Sunday afternoon and were pleasantly suppressed when we found out that admission was free, however due to this the crowds make it difficult to get close to some of the displays.


The zoo boasts a collections of more than 2000 animals from more than 200 species, it’s size is so large it took us near three hours to walk through. Due to the free admission estimates show that 5.5 to 8 million people visit the zoo every year.


Wading through the crowds makes for awkward photography, although as much as I enjoy taking pictures, Zoo’s offer very little challenge in capturing wildlife.

Even with the large crowds aside I would classify this as one of my favourite zoos. The price of admission didn’t hurt.

I must admit I thought it funny there is a McDonald’s and Dominos in the middle do the zoo and the cunning flow design of the zoo ensures you pass them more than once.

The zoo is broken into 7 different area:

  1. Desert
  2. Pastures
  3. Coastal Strip
  4. Tundra
  5. Aviary
  6. Tempered Forrest
  7. Tropical Forrest

I saw many people with audio guides however I didn’t look into it so I do not know the price or they are available in english.


I would defiantly recommend a trip to this zoo if in Mexico.

6 Responses to “Chapultepec Zoo”

  1. can i have it?

  2. .. referring to the monkey up top

  3. 3 Melodie

    Beautiful photography. Your are very talented Christopher.

  4. One word :

    S U P E R B !

  5. WOW! I love the picture of the monkey! Your photography is really, really good!

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