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Visiting Guadalajara Zoo

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Mexico houses the most significant zoological park in North America holding the largest population of wildlife species. Guadalajara Zoo is a beautiful and must-visit place for every tourist and local.

Dicover wildlife in Guadalajara Zoo

Dicover wildlife in Guadalajara Zoo



Antarctica is the penguin kingdom which exhibits beautiful specimens of Gentoo and Adelie species. Guadalajara Zoo has adapted suitable atmospheric climate for these creatures which makes them feel closer to their natural environment. A low temperature below zero degrees Celsius, ice floe and a wonderful view of penguins blows the mind of the visitors. 'Antarctica' is scheduled between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Sky Zoo

Sky Zoo

A new way to see the zoo from a great height, Sky Zoo is the most fascinating and attractive feature of the Guadalajara Zoo. It allows you to experience a panoramic view of the park an witness lions, leopards, monkeys, bison, wolves and a lot more. It's a unique way to see the wildlife. You can tour the Sky Zoo between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm. This ride is not accessible to everyone. It is not recommended for visitors with low or high blood pressure, motor or cardiac problems, pregnant ladies and physically disabled people. An adult must accompany children below twelve years.

Safari Masai Mara

Safari Masai Mara

The Safari Masai Mara is the newest attraction in the zoo. This tour allows you to discover Africa by exhibiting African wildlife including savannah, ostriches, giraffe, elephants, hippos, and rhinoceros; roaming freely in a vast fenced area. Apart from these animals, you can also experience their culture, traditions, customs, lifestyle, dance, and music. Safari Masai Mara is a special truck tour of about twenty minutes which starts from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for all the days.

Other exhibits

Other exhibits

The Guadalajara Zoo is famous for its large displays. It also features the wildlife of Selva and Tropical Rainforest for four different continents. 'Herpetarium' homes ferocious and scary reptiles like arachnids, snakes, anacondas, and more. It is considered the largest reptile house in Latin America. You can also spot abundant species of birds in 'Aviaries' exhibit. 'Nocturnsrio' is the country's largest home of nocturnal animals including owls, maras, African porcupines and more. the Guadalajara Zoo consists of an aquarium with more than hundred of exotic species of fish and other marine creatures.

Guadalajara Zoo Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Book the tickets through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals. Be cautious while making the payments online. You can also get the tickets from the ticket counter available at the doorstep of the Guadalajara Zoo.

How To Get Around?

Explore the Guadalajara Zoo on foot. However, the park provides wildlife safari tour through a jeep. You can also experience a panoramic view of the zoological park by having a ride on the ropeway.

What Should I Wear?

Pack the apparels which protect you from heat and sun. Wear comfortable shoes and footwear. Sunscreen and sunglasses are a must. Cotton leggings and tees offer leisure in summer months. You need to walk a lot in the zoological park, wear flats and shoes as footwear. Moreover, you can pack half sleeved apparels for spring and warm months. Jeans and cotton tees are evergreen. In addition to these; you can include sunglasses, wiping tissues, scarf, and umbrella in your luggage. Layers, jackets, pullovers, slacks, sweaters, and warm socks are a must if you are planning to visit in the winter months.

Guadalajara Zoo Facts

Best Time to Visit

Guadalajara Zoo opens from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for all the days. It remains closed on Monday and Tuesday. Dry weather and a moderate temperature is best for exploring any place. January to May is the best time for visiting the city. October to December are filled with plenty of festivals. If you want to be a part of Guadalajara's culture, then these months are perfect to go.


Mexican peso

Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website is the best guide for this tour.

How To Get There?

Guadalajara offers several modes to get into the city. You can choose an airplane, bus, car, or train to reach there. Libertador Miguel Hidalgo International Airport is the main airport which connects the city to the world through multiple airlines. Guadalajara Zoo is ten kilometres away from the airport. Hire a cab or any public transit, and you will be on the doorstep of the zoological park within half an hour. You can also catch the train for Guadalajara Central Station. Buses are readily available at the main bus station, located in the suburb of Tonala. Exploring the major tourist sites is quite easy with public transits. You can get buses, cabs, trams, subways, and taxis from significant tourist destination spots. Hiring or renting any vehicle is best for a leisure tour. Moreover, you can also explore the nearby attractions on foot.

Additional Info

Be punctual. Arrive early to avoid skipping anything. Follow the park rules for a comfortable excursion. The park prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Do not feed the animals without permission. Teasing, harming and disturbing the zoo animals is a punishable offence. You can take a water bottle inside the zoo but not any foodstuff. The zoological park allows photography but it should not disturb or hamper wildlife creatures. It is recommended to re-apply sunscreen on your skin to prevent sunburn and tanning. An adult must accompany children. If you have kids, please put your contact information in their pocket. In case you get separated, it would be easier for them to find you. Book your tickets in advance. Take care of your valuables and belongings. Try to carry credit and debit cards instead of money. Do not stock all the money in one place.

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