Amaru Zoológico Cuenca

Ecuador

Museums and Zoos

If you visit just one zoo during your time in Ecuador, make sure it's this one. It is positively stuffed with animals from all over the world, many of them wonderfully exotic.

There is a dazzling mixture of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and birds, and you can learn everything there is to know about their biology, roles in the culture of wherever they've come from and their conservation status.

Some of the highlights of this zoo are the Andean Bear Sanctuary, the Crocodile Swamp, the African Mountain Lions, the Monkey and Macaw Forest and the section with orchids. In total the zoo houses over 50 species of animals.

Once you've checked out all the exotic animals, you can go on a pleasant stroll. Due to it being located on the side of a mountain, the zoo has a number of natural trails - some more difficult than others - with flat sections, descents and ascents. The terrain is a mixture of rock, wood and earth, so it is advisable to wear sensible footwear.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, due to the natural topography these trails are not accessible for people in wheelchairs or parents with prams and the like. This is something the zoo is hoping to develop in the near future. Families will however enjoy the food court and souvenir shop.

Prices:- $4 for adults, $3 for elderly or disabled, and $3.50 for concessions.

Opening Times:

Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 6:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 6:30pm

Visitors must arrive before 5pm, as this is when the office shuts.

Directions

Highway Cuenca - Azogues Km 10 1/2, Southern-Andes

View Larger Map

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map
Book Now!

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Ecuador.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

Book Experiences in Ecuador

Create & Share your own Guide to Ecuador with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Ecuador is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Ecuador

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Ecuador