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Complejo Ecológico Municipal - Other Activity Roque Sáenz Peña - Argentina

Sáenz Peña’s 25-hectare (61.7-ac) Complejo Ecológico Municipal is a place to learn about the Chaco’s flora and fauna. Considered to be one of Argentina’s top three zoos, it is home to 214 native and exotic species (including a hippo and a pride of lions). It's also a successful endangered species breeding programs of jaguars, aguará guazú, giant anteaters and other animals endemic to the region. A number of birds and small mammals roam free. A one-kilometer (0.6 mi) trail winds through the complex’s botanical garden, a 20-hectare (49-ac) reserve protecting a forest of various Chaco flora.


Ruta Nacional 95, Km 111

Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentina

Other Activity Types:
Zoo, Natural park

Getting There

The zoo and botanical garden are at the junction of Ruta H Nacional 95 and Ruta Nacional 16; the entrance is 200 meters (650 ft) south of the rotunda, five kilometers (3 mi) from downtown. Take city bus Línea 2 from Belgrano (10) and Mitre (13) ($1.50). The bus also passes by the campground. A remis costs $5.70.

Travel Tips:

There is a picnic section with grills. Don’t feed any animals.

Price Description:

Adults $1.40, children under 12 years old $0.30; motorcycle $0.30, car $1.15

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 9 a.m., weekends and holidays 8 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Friday 6 p.m., weekends and holidays 7 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Visit the various historical and cultural museums. Make a day trip down to Parque Provincial Piguen N’Onaxa to search for meteorites. At the end of the day, relax at the Complejo Termal hot springs.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 54-3732-429-660 / 54-3732-424-284

Here are other activities in and around Roque Sáenz Peña that may be of interest: Complejo Termal and Campo Del Cielo.

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