La Reserva de Fauna, Piriapolis

#2 of 6 in Wildlife in Maldonado Department
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
A zoo located at the foot of a mountain, come to La Reserva de Fauna to see native animals up close in large enclosures that make the most of the area's impressive landscape. Established in 1980, the zoo acts as a breeding and conservation project, protecting native animals and improving education about them. Walk the zoo's main circuit to see the animals among native plants and shrubs, catching sights of raccoons, otters, foxes, jaguars, native birds, pumas, and many more, with over 250 creatures from 53 different species across the 86 hectare (213 acre) site. For La Reserva de Fauna and beyond, use our Piriapolis road trip site to get the most from your Piriapolis vacation.
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  • This is a great destination for families. There are places to picnic as well as all of the animals to see.  more »
  • This is a must see for any traveller to Piriapolis and the Pan de Azucar. What a fabulous little flora and fauna park at the base of the Pan de Azucar walk. And it is free! We caught a local bus...  more »
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