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A Listing Of All Current & Former Animal Collections In North, South & Central America (including Canada etc)


Jardin Zoologico de General Cerri, BAHIA BLANCA

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Acuario del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, BUENOS AIRES

Mundo Marino, BUENOS AIRES

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Jardin Zoologico de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, BUENOS AIRES

Jardin Zoologico de Cordoba, CORDOBA

Jardin Zoologico de la Provincia de Corrientes, CORRIENTES

Estacion de Cria de Animales Silvestres, LA PLATA

Jardin Zoologico y Botanico de La Plata, LA PLATA

Zoo Lujan, LUJAN

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Mar del Plata Acuario, MAR DEL PLATA 

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Parque Zoologico la Maxima, MAXIMA

Acuario Municipal de Mendoza, MENDOZA

Jardin Zoologico de Mendoza, MENDOZA

Jardin Zoologico Municipal, ROSARIO


Zoologico Municipal de San Rafael, SAN RAFAEL

Acuario del Inidep Sede Rosario


Belize Zoo

The Belize Zoo

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center was started in 1983, as a last ditch effort to provide a home for a collection of wild animals which had been used in making documentary films about tropical forests.

Shortly after the backyard "zoo" began, it was quickly realized that its Belizean visitors were unfamiliar with the different species of wildlife which shared their country. This very aspect fomented the comitment to develop the little zoo into a dynamic wildlife education center.

Today, The Belize Zoo is settled upon 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits over 125 animals all native to Belize. The zoo keeps animals which were either orphaned, born at the zoo, rehabilitated animals, or sent to The Belize Zoo as gifts from other zoological institutions.

A visit to the zoo is the best way to get an introduction to the animals of Belize, and to understand why it is important to protect the habitats that sustain them. We hope this website will be the next best thing to visiting us in person.

The Belize Zoo believes that by bringing the people of Belize closer to the animals which are their natural heritage, they will feel proud of these special resources, and want to protect them for future generations.

The Belize Zoo recieves over 10,000 schoolchildren every year as part of the progressive education programs, and popular zoo events include: April the Tapir's birthday party; summer camps; Science Fair; Teacher Training; and Student Career Training.

The Belize Zoo is headquarters for the Tapir Specialist Group/IUCN/SSC, and also maintains an active captive breeding program for the green iguana, Iguana iguana.

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Zoologico Municipal, COCHABAMBA

Zoo de Mallasa de La Paz, LA PAZ

Zoologico Municipal, ORURO

Zoologico Municipal Santa Cruz 'Fauna Sudamericana', SANTA CRUZ


Zoologico de Alta Floresta - Facuza, ALTA FLORESTA

Parque Ecologico Municipal de Americana, AMERICANA

Centro Nacional de Primatas, ANANINDEUA

Zoologico Municipal de Andradas, ANDRADA

Bosque Municipal Antonio J. Moura Andrade, ANDRADINA

Aparecida Zoo, APARECIDA

Parque Governador Jose Rolemberg Leite, ARACAJU

Parque Zoologico de Aracatuba, ARACATUBA

Parque Municipal "Dr. Fabio da Silva Prado", ARARAS

Parque Natural CBMM, ARAXI

SANTUR - Parque Balnerio Camboria, BALNE RIO CAMBORIA

Bauru Zoo, BAURU

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, BELEM

Fundacao Zoo-Botanica de Belo Horizonte, BELO HORIZONTE

Parque Zoologico M. de Boituva, BOITUVA

Jardin Zoologico de Brasilia, BRASILIA

Zoologico Municipal de Cachoeira do Sul, CACHOEIRA DO SUL

Parque Ecologico Municipal de Cascavel, CASCAVEL

Jardin Zoologico da Fazenda Veneza, CONSERVATIRIA

Zoologico de Cubato, CUBATO

Zoologico da Univ. Fed. Mato Grosso, CUIABA

Zoologico de Curitiba, CURITIBA

Zoologico de Capistrano, FLORIANAPOLIS

Parque Zoologico Sargento Prato, FORTALEZA

Parque das Aves, FOZ DO IGUAI

Itaipi Binacional / Margem Esquerda, FOZ DO IGUAI

Zoologico de Itaipi / Margem Direita, FOZ DO IGUAI

Zoologico Municipal de Garca, GARCA

Parque Zoologico de Goinia, GOINIA

Zoologico Bwana Park, GUARATIBA

Acqua Mundo, GUARUJI

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Parque Zoologico Municipal de Guarulhos, GUARULHOS

Zoologico Ilha Solteira, ILHA SOLTEIRA

Cebus- Zoologico de Ipatinga, IPATINGA

Paradiso das Aves, JARINU

Zoo Municipal de Leme, LEME

Parque Zoo Municipal de Limeira, LIMEIRA

Zoologico Municipal de Lins, LINS

Centro de Instructo Guerra na Selva, MANAUS

Parque dos Primatas, MANAUS

Animal's Park Portobello, MANGARATIBA

Parque do Ing, MARINGA

Zoologico Municipal de Mogi Gua, MOGI GUA

Zoologico Municipal de Mogi Mirim, MOGI MIRIM

Fundacio Jardim Zoologico de Niter, NITER

Zoologico de Litoral, OSARIO

Mini Zoo Murycana, PARATY

Parque Zoologico de Paulinia, PAULINIA

Bosque Municipal de Pedreira, PEDREIRA

Zoologico Municipal de Piracicaba, PIRACICABA

Zoologico Pomerode, POMERODE

Pampas Safari - Parque Animais Selvagens, PORTO ALEGRE

Horto Zoobotanico de Dois Irmos, RECIFE

Chaparral Zoo, RECIFE

Bosque M. Dr. Fabio Sa Barreto, RIBEIRO PRETO

Fundacao Jardim Zoologico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, RIO DE JANEIRO

Jardim Zoologico, SALVADOR DE BAHIA

Zoologico Municipal de Santa Barbara, SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE

Museu de Biologia Mello Leito, SANTA TERESA

Aquario Municipal de Santos, SANTOS

Orquidario Municipal, SANTOS

Zoologico Parque Chico Mendes, SÃÆàNO BERNARDO DO CAMPO

Parque Ecologico de San Carlos, SAN CARLOS

Centro de Primatologia do Rio de Janeiro, SAO CRISTA

Zoologico de San Jose da Boa Vista, SAN JOSE DA BOA VISTA

Zoologico de San Jose do Rio Pardo, SAN JOSE DO RIO PARDO

Zooliogico Municipal San Jose do Rio Preto, SAN JOSE DO RIO PRETO

Fundacio Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo, SAO PAULO

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Instituto Butantan, SAO PAULO

Parque Ecologico do Tiet, SAO PAULO

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Simba Safari Parque, SAO PAULO

Zoologico de Portobelo, SAO PAULO

Museu Oceanografico, SAO PAULO

Fundacio Zoobotanica do Rio Grande do Sul, SAPUCAIA DO SUL

Fundacio Zoobotanica de Caraja, SERRA DOS CARAJA

Parque Zoologico Municipal 'Quinzinho de Barros', SOROCABA

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Parque das Hortansias, TABOA DA SERRA

Aqurio de Ubatuba, UBATUBA 

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Zoologico de Uberaba, UBERABA

Zoo Parque do Sabia, UBERLANDIA

Zoologico de Valinhos, VALINHOS

Fundaci Parque Jaguari, VARGEM GRANDE DO SUL

Parque Zoobotanico "Dr. Mario Frota", VARGINHA

Zoologico de Vilhena, VILHENA

Zoologico Municipal Volta Redonda, VOLTA REDONDA

Parque Ecoogico do Mato, VOTORANTIM


Zoologico de Buin, BUIN

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Zoologico Nongun, CONCEPCION

Zoologico Municipal de Quilpue, QUILPUE

Zoologico Niri-Vilc, TEMUCO

Zoologico del Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, SANTIAGO

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Barranquilla Zoo

ZoolÃÆàÆÃƆÃÆà‚ÃÆ‚³gico The Barranquilla Zoo had a discrete beginning on the 1930's, when Mr. Tomas Suri Salcedo gave away to the "Barranquilla Society of Public Improvements", (BSPI) a plot of land on the neighborhood of "El Prado", across from the Municipal Soccer Stadium. In that land, the BSPI developed a small park-nursery which started its animal collection with some doves which Mr. Roberto Puyana, president of the BSPI at the time, brought from its own home.
On August 1952, this park-nursery was relocated as a result of the city's urban development.

ZoolÃÆàÆÃƆÃÆà‚ÃÆ‚³gico The new park, located at the corner of 77th Street and 58th Avenue (today 68th Av.) on the neighborhood of "La Concepcion, had some hectares of flat, undeveloped land, and it was named after Mr. Roberto Puyana, its enthusiastic founder, who dreamed of making Barranquilla, his adoptive home city, the "city of parks".

The park-nursery "Roberto Puyana" was officially inaugurated on February 1953. Its founder had in mind the development of either a Botanical Garden, a Zoological Park or a recreational park, all for the enjoyment of families, and to encourage admiration for the wonderful creations of nature.

In February of 1956, the Zoo was a reality. Plants from all over the world could be found on this park, planted to provide all city parks and boulevards with trees and bushes, and to give away to families who wished to decorate their house's facades.

It also had a wide variety of animals such as deers, rabbits, collared peccary, central american agouti, porcupines, foxes, fish, turtles, birds, parrots, macaws, parakeets, and many other species, 62 in total, mostly donated by the families, who had them as pets at their homes.

ZoolÃÆàÆÃƆÃÆà‚ÃÆ‚³gico The Barranquilla BSPI named Mr. Ricardo Tinoco as the Zoo manager, who continued improving the Zoo facilities, giving such impulse and vitality to his work, which made him deserve the title of founder of the Barranquilla Zoo.

During his administration, Mr. Tinoco opened the Natural History Museum on the Zoo grounds, and named it "Armando Dugand Gneco Museum" in honor of this well known botanist from Barranquilla.

Between 1968 and 1975, the Barranquilla Zoo had the largest number of exotic animals, exchanged for native species of Colombia with the Zoos of Zurich, Lisbon, Barcelona and Miami, among others.

Throughout the 80's, managed by the "Empresas Publicas Municipales" (then Barranquilla's Utility Company) the Zoo falls into a deep crisis due to administrative and financial hardship. It was then when the National Institute of Natural Resources (INDERENA) examined the Zoo as the national environmental authority and determined that it had to be closed, since its condition would not allow for its adequate operation.

ZoolÃÆàÆÃƆÃÆà‚ÃÆ‚³gico In 1993, a group of business people from Barranquilla, committed to the development of the city and worried with the problematic of the Zoo, presented a proposal to the city's government to create a non-profit Foundation, which would administer the Zoo for an initial period of 10 years, with the possibility of extending the time period, if agreed among both parts.

That same year the city's mayor approves the proposal. The Barranquilla Botanical and Zoological Foundation - Fundazoo is created and it starts operating the Zoo in August 3, 1993 as a non-profit organization. Fundazoos's founder members are:

  • Camara de Comercio de Barranquilla (Barranquilla's Chamber of Commerce)
  • Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo (Mario Santodomingo Foundation)
  • Fundecaribe
  • Probarranquilla (Pro Barranquilla Foundation)
  • Comittee Intergremial del Atlantico(Atlantic Inter-sectorial Committee)

ZoolÃÆàÆÃƆÃÆà‚ÃÆ‚³gico At the time the Barranquilla Zoo's animal collection had 140 species and close to 551 individuals.
The Executive Director of Fundazoo begins a remodeling process of the Zoo to improve habitat conditions for the animal species and also the hygienic conditions for the visiting public. Based on this the Director:

  • Hired professionals to develop a Remodeling Master Plan for the Zoo
  • Brought together and interdisciplinary team of professionals to implement this Master Plan
  • Hired a landscape architect to supervise the implementation process
  • Started the remodeling process
  • Started an environmental education program

ZoolÃÆàÆÃƆÃÆà‚ÃÆ‚³gico The first few stages of the Master Plan begin with the improvement of the services for the visiting public such as the Cafeteria and the public restrooms, among others. It followed the construction of the new wetlands exhibit and later the new elephant exhibit.

Then follows the relocation of the Zoo's entry gate, the lion exhibit, the petting zoo, the remodeling of the veterinary clinic, which has also been equipped to take good care of the animal collection.

ZoolÃÆàÆÃƆÃÆà‚ÃÆ‚³gico The herps exhibit, the small mammal exhibit, and the new exhibits for the manatee, the baboons, tigers, bears, otters, jaguars, eagles, spider monkeys, curassows and tamarins, were one by one built as part of the remodeling process that took place between 1997 and 2002.
Currently Fundazoo is working on the design of the new Chimpanzee exhibit, which will complete 85% of implementation of the Barranquilla Zoo's Remodeling Master Plan.

Besides, Fundazoo currently develops projects for the conservation of the Colombian wildlife, through environmental education programs and scientific research projects, to concentrate its efforts in the near future, on the conservation of native species of the Colombian Caribbean region.


ZoolÃÆàÆÃƆÃÆà‚ÃÆ‚³gico To support conservation of the biodiversity on the Colombian Caribbean region: animals, plants and ecosystems, through reproduction of endangered species, research, environmental education, development and adaptation of new technologies, and in situ work; integrating the work of environmental authorities, non-governmental organizations and the community, in order to maintain the balance of nature and protect biodiversity, helping people develop healthy relationships with their surrounding environment.


ZoolÃÆàÆÃƆÃÆà‚ÃÆ‚³gico We will be recognized as facilitators of change, promoting a sense of respect towards the natural environment; we will become one of the leader institutions committed to the conservation of the biodiversity of the Colombian Caribbean region, and we will actively participate on processes of environmental character which develop in our country. We will widen our horizons to in situ work and for ex situ work we will have larger and more comfortable areas to meet the needs of the animal species, and places where the visitors can appreciate our animal collection on better environmental settings.

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Parque Jaime Duque, BOGOTA

La Planada Nature Reserve, CALI

Zooogico de Cali, CALI

Metecana Zoo, PEREIRA

Rosario Island Aquarium



Ecozoologico and Serpentarium San Martin, BANOS English

Estacion Cientifica Charles Darwin, QUITO

Vivarium Fundacion Herpetologica Gustavo, QUITO


The rainforest project Selva Viva owes its existence dem a lucky meeting of diffrent facts. Four people where taking part from the beginning: Christine and Siegfried von Steiger, Remigio Canelos and Angelika Raimann.

1990 Angelika travelled to the Ecuadorian Amazona area, to be in the tropical climate and to find a place for her doctor theses. She ended up at the Hotel Anaconda, that showed three important things: Wonderful primary rainforest, an owner who supports the research of the rainforest, and an indian forest guide Remigio, who knew more about the contexts of the eco-system rainforest than she knew after five year studies. Back in Switzeland she decided to do her theses in Ahuano, but for safety she wanted to clear some questions on the spot during three wekks. The cheapest way was, to work as a translater at the Anaconda.

By chance, Remigio and Angelika where guiding a pair of siblings named Christine and Rene Lazecki through the forest. The sympathy was on both sides, they kept in touch with eachother.Angelika moved definitely to Ecuador in July 1991, to start working on her theses. Soon after this, Christine Lazecki came again to the rainforest, together with her future husband Siegfried von Steiger. He was complaining, that there where no animals to be seen in this forest. And that everybody was talking about the protection of the rainforest but noone was actually doing something. Also Angelika complained, that it was even questionable if her examination areas in the forest would be still there un til the end of her field-studies, as the cutting down of trees went on very fast. At the end of the stay from Christine and Siegfried, the idea was born.

Christinewanted to build a zoo, that should be selfsufficient working under Remigios managemment after two years. And Sigi wanted to buy 200 acres of rainforest and put it under protection, therefopre Angelica would have her areas for examination quarantied. He wanted to found a cooperation for the protection of the rainforest (GSR) in Switzerland. Remigio liked the idea of a zoo, but even better would be an animal rescue center. It is the law in Ecuador, that the state confiscates wild animals, that are traded without permission or treated badly. But then, where to go with these animals? At this time it was common for the most jungle hotels to keep some animals under lousy conditions, to show them to the tourists. An animal rescue center would kill two bird with one stone: To be a home for the confiscated wild animals, and to give tourists the chance, to watch these animals in their natural surroundings. Christine charged Remigio and Angelika, to look for a suitable forest, and therefore in January 1993 the 39 acreas of the amazoonico where bought in the name of Christine von Steigers. Christine had a house built there, Remigio and Angelika where constructiong theirs beside.

After a year, the first tourists arrived. We already had the first animals, before the idea for amaZOOnicos was born. In 1994 the amaZOOnico was officially acknowledged from the state as an animal reschue center and is recieving animals (and controllers) since then.

Christine von Steiger was financing the amaZOOnico until August 1995, since then the station is living on the entrance fees, the income from the souvenirshop/bar , from donations of visitors and the amigos del amaZOOnico, a group of people from Europe. Concerning the forest, soon it was clear, that 200 acres where not ennough, to really protect the forest and the fauna. They where looking for more and more members, until they where 100(January 1999) and approx. 1100 acres had been under protection, partly owned by the GSR , private persons and the indiocommunity of Ahuano. The forest has been officilay acknowledged from the state as preserve Selva Viva in November 1995.

As there was never enough money from the GSR, to pay Angelica a salary, and the incom of the amaZOOnico where just enough for the food, Remigio and Angelika decided in summer 1998 , to build a Hotel, Liana Lodge, to earn their living and to cover part of the spent money from the project. Thanks to credits from relatives and friends the constructing could start in Oktober 1998. The hotel has been opened on the 1st of July 1999 with 24 beds. If things are going right, that means if there are enough guests, the hotel should be out of the "red numbers" after 5-6 Jahren aus den years, and should be able to support the financing of Selva Viva.

There is no lack of ideas, how to investigate the money: More rangers, education for guides, environment education at the schools of Ahuano, larger encklosures for the animals, breeding enclosures, an aguti-breeding project, a tree nurserey, planting of Mahogany trees...- the list could be enlarged endlessly!

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Wildlife Rescue, KOUROU


Guyana Zoological Park, GEORGETOWN

The zoo officially opened its doors to the public on 1st January, 1952. Even before the zoo opened, animals were already being housed on the zoo grounds. Manatees have been living in the botanical gardens ponds since 1895! (Of course, the ones currently living in the ponds are not the original manatees!; they are the offspring). Two of the Harpy Eagles are the other long-term residents of the zoo. These raptors came here in 1952 - they sure are long-living birds!!

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Jardin Botanico y Zoologico, ASUNCION

Zoologico de Itaipu-Paraguay, ASUNCION

La Collecion Faunistica de Atinguy, AYOLAS


Parque de las Leyendas, LIMA


Zoologico Municipal de Durazno, DURAZNO

Acuario Primavera, MONTEVIDEO

Parque Dolores Pereira de Rossell, MONTEVIDEO

Parque Lecoq, MONTEVIDEO

Estacion de Cria de Fauna Autoctona, PIRIAPOLIS

Zoologico de Salto, SALTO


Jardin Botanico de la UNELLEZ, BARINAS

Parque Zoologico 'Miguel Romero Antoni', BARQUISIMETO

Parque Laguna de Capacho, CAPACHO

Parque del Este 'Romulo Betancourt', CARACAS

Parque Zoologico Caricuao, CARACAS

Parque Zoologico 'El Pinar', CARACAS

Parque Acuario Waterland, ISLA DE MARGARITA

Zoologico Cervecera Modelo, MARACAIBO

Parque Zoologico Sur de Maracaibo, MARACAIBO

Jardin Zoologico 'Las Delicias', MARACAY

Parque Zoologico La Guaricha, MATURIN

Jardin Acuario de Merida, Merida, MERIDA

Parque Zoologico 'Chorros de Milla', MERIDA

Parque Loeffling, PEURTO ORDAZ

Parque Ambiental y Zoologico Gustavo Rivera, PUNTA CARDON

Parque Zoologico de Paya, TURMERO

Aquarium de Valencia J.V. Seijas, VALENCIA

Serpentario Yaracuy, YARITAGUA