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Bioparque Los Ocarros - Other Activity Villavicencio - Colombia

Following the zoo trend of creating natural spaces for its resident animals, Bioparque Los Ocarros teaches about the creatures of the Orinoco River Basin. Spread throughout 5.7 hectares (14 ac), it houses 181 species, ranging from land and waterfowl to the majestic jaguar, from inquisitive monkeys to the fearsome caiman and its laid-back cousin, the babilla. Discover the fish of these rivers on Aquarium Island and the many snakes on Serpetarium Isle. All the animals on exhibit have been rescued from traffickers or are donations from people who had them as pets.


3 kilometers (1.8 mi) north of Villavicencio, Ruta del Piedemonte Llanero

Villavicencio , Colombia

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Getting There

From Calle 37E and Carrera 28 catch a collective jeep heading towards Restrepo and tell the driver to drop you off at Bioparque Los Ocarros ($1.30). The signed road going to the entrance of the park is on the other side of the highway.

Travel Tips:

Signs give excellent explanations of the ecological importance, status and habitat of each animal in Spanish, and provide the taxonomic and common English names for the species. Bioparque Los Ocarros also is a research center and clinic. The park is wheelchair accessible.

The animals take a siesta come early afternoon, the hottest part of the day. If you want to see them up and about, come in the morning or late afternoon.

Price Description:

Children 2-6 years old $3.20, Over 12 years old and adults $4.40, over 65 years old free with identification. Guide service (Spanish only), $5.30.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:Monday-Thursday 9 a.m., Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Thursday 4 p.m., Friday-Sunday 5 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Journeys along the tourist Rutas to know the llanos, go to a rodeo. Come for the annual Festival Nacional de Joropo.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 8-670-9094
Fax: 8-664-8490

Here are other activities in and around Villavicencio that may be of interest: Parque Nacional Natural Sierra de la Macarena, Ruta Piedemonte Llanero, Ruta del Embrujo Llanero and Ruta del Amanecer Llanero .

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