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Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City

Chapultepec Zoo
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The Chapultepec Zoo located in Chapultepec Park; it is one of four zoos near Mexico City. It was founded by Mexican biologist Alfonso Luis Herrera on 6th July 1923, through funds raised from private donations as well as from the government. This zoo is one of the most popular Mexican zoos.

The zoo gained more popularity after its renovation in 1994, which took two years, has a land area of 42 acres, (approx. 17 hectares) The zoo boasts of having over 2000 animals from over 200 different species. Chapultepec Zoo is known for its great success in breeding programs of threatened species such as giant pandas! The zoo is well known for its three giant pandas, named Xiu Hua, Shuan Shuan and Xin Xin.
The zoo has around 6 million visitors annually.


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