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Guadalajara Zoo – One Hour from Ajijic, Lake Chapala

Zoologico Guadalajara  (Guadalajara Zoo) is widely considered the most important in Latin America.  It is the largest in Mexico with respect to species population.

Their address is:  Calle Paseo del Zoologico #600, Huentilan, El Alto 44390, Guadalajara, Jalisco and on their website: they give you directions.

They opened in 1988.  They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays and are open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The phone # is 01 333 674 4488.

The number of species the zoo houses is 360.

Admittance for Adults ois $70.00 pesos for adults and $42.00 pesos for children.

Packages are available and also outlined on the web site and we selectd the Diamond Package for $240.00 for adults and $165.00 for children.  We did this for 2 reasons.  One it gets you into everything including the Sky Zoo ride, the Masai Mara Safari ride and the Train ride  and two you bypass all the lines which is a huge plus.

The Sky Zoo gives an aerial view of many of the animals but the Masai Mara Safari