Managua Zoo--2 thumbs up!!!
Been in Managua for a year and today was our first time to the zoo! I was afraid the animals may resemble all the stray dogs---thin and not treated well! That does not appear to be the case. All animals looked well fed. Maybe some of the cages were on the small side and as usual, some of them appeared very bored.
The zoo itself is around km16 on Masaya highway--very easy to find! parking was 5 cords!! Admittance pert adult was 15 cord and the butterfly exhibit was another 15 cord!! So very very cheap.
Place was clean and as one would expect, lot of families, some with strollers----not really a smooth surface--was that cobble stone pavement in many places!!
Was very enjoyable and relaxing. Lot of people, but not over crowded, people were very polite. We didnt get to see it al as it started to rain and rain and rain! So we decided to cut it short---of course on the way home, the rain soon stopped!!
The butterfly exhibit was well worth the 15 cords!! 1 could watch a 12 minute movie about butterflies--all in Spanish, or you could just skip it and carry on and check out all the real butterflies!! They give you a time that you can enter--I guess to cut down on to many people in the exhibit at once, but they don't rush you through!! We enjoyed it! One part of it includes birds as well
We were there approx 1.5 hrs and didnt see everything due to the rain, probably easily kill 3 hrs or so if ya wanted. Well worth the see. Its amazing how close 1 can get to the big cats, so ya may want to keep an eye on ur small children!!