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TEMAIKÉN WILD ANIMAL PARK Buenos Aires, Argentina




The Temaiken Zoo is an excellent way to spend the day away from the city of Buenos Aires. As soon as you walk in the gate you are greeted by dozens of bright pink flamingos and a unique fountain that features the world floating on water. I think the Temaikén Zoo is just as beautiful, maybe even more so, than the San Diego Zoo in California; although, there are not nearly as many species to see at Temaikén.In contrast to the Buenos Aires Zoo, the animals at Temaikén live in well kept, large exhibits, the lawn and grass are watered and cut, the waters are clear, and the sidewalks are well-maintained. Everything about this zoo seems brand new, unlike the Buenos Aires Zoo which is over 100 years old. Another difference between Temaiken and the Buenos Aires Zoo is the ability to feed the animals. At the Buenos Aires Zoo you can feed most animals, but at Temaikén you can only feed a few farm animals when the staff is present.

Summer Hours: Dec. 1 to Feb. 28; Open Tue. – Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Winter Hours: Mar. 1 to Nov. 30: Open Tue. – Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Closed: Dec. 24, 25 and 31; Jan. 1; Good Friday; all Mondays except holidaysPhone: (03488) 43-6900Address: Ruta 25, Km 1 Escobar, Pcia. De Buenos Aires.Transportation: Bus 60 Semirapido, from Plaza Italia, the bus says ‘Vamos a Temaiken’Entrance Fees: Adults: $18 Pesos ($6 USD) Wed. – Sun. and holidays; $10 pesos on TuesdaysKids (3-10yrs): $8 Pesos ($2.66 USD) Wed. – Sun. and holidays; $4 pesos on Tue.Seniors: $6 Pesos ($2 USD) Tue. – Sun., $12 pesos on holidays