Inaugurated in 1925, the zoo is mostly visited by Guatemalan families on weekends, when it gets really busy, and by school groups during the week. It has a wide variety of animals from Guatemala and other parts of the world. Its facilities have been recently refurbished. Animals are placed in cages which resemble their natural habitats, and there are many information boards. A tour around the zoo can take from a half to a full day. Food, sweets and drinks are available from stands at the entrance and around the park. There are also recreation areas for children and benches strategically placed for adults needing a rest. If you want to take a souvenir with you, there are many photographers waiting to take your picture.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM