) is the main zoological park in the Mexican
city of Guadalajara, Jalisco
, and is widely considered the most important in Latin America. It is the largest in the country with respect to species population.
Zoológico Guadalajara started operating in 1988, as a project to promote conservation and research; being the first true zoo of the city, and the largest in the state of Jalisco
, the park has been enormously successful and is one of Guadalajara's most popular touristic attractions.
The Guadalajara Zoo is noted for its diversity of species, especially birds, although there are many species of mammals as well, including some endangered species from Mexico and the entire world.
Among them there are Bengal tigers
(including rare white lions), leopards
(including black panthers), orangutans
, chimpanzees, African elephants, white rhinoceroses, three species of crocodiles (Nile crocodile, Morelet's crocodile and American crocodile), Aldabra giant tortoises, giraffes, American bison, American black bears, Red Kangaroos, Komodo dragons, Reticulated pythons, Green anacondas, Monocled cobras (including albine specimens), Golden eagles, ostriches, cassowaries, and more.
The aquarium at the zoo recently opened a new jellyfish display and jellyfish culture lab, the first in this part of the world.
Some of those species are important for conservation; for example, the zoo has bred the rare... Read More