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ZOO MAT | Chiapas Mx

ZOOMAT, was built inside the natural reserve “El zapotal”, the most fascinating feature of the place is that you can observe 79 endemic species (animals) in their natural environment, walking through a circuit of 2.5km; Some, like the monkeys, are free throughout the zoo.

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How to get

How to get to ZOOMAT by public transport:

The zoo is in the “Calzada Cerro Hueco, Colonia Zapotal”, you can take a “combi” (collective transport) with route # 60 that leads directly to the entrance of the zoo, a Taxi from areas near the center of the city can charge between $ 60 and $ 80.

The zoo is in the zapotal reserve on the slopes of the hill, near the south pound, another option is to take any public transport that circulates on the south bypass, ask the driver to lower you on the way up to the zoo and walk approximately 800m, Remember that it is a hill and you will walk uphill, but it does not represent great difficulty.


How to get to ZOOMAT by car:

From any part of the city leads to the south road, once you are driving on it, locate the street “central south” that crosses the road, near the rise with a road sign “zoo” green.



Price: free


Price: Free

Zoo Library




Price: $20.00

Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday: from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday free access, $ 10 students, teachers, retirees, pensioners and over 60 years old presenting a valid credential.

Night Tour

Price: $ 1,200 MXN for a group of 12 people

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Guided tour around the zoo at night, no lamps are used, approximate duration 2 hours; the tour is group and reserving a date.


Book a week in advance, bring repellent and comfortable clothes to walk.

About of

Destination / attraction:
Miguel Álvarez del Toro regional zoo
Tuxtla Gutierrez


Meaning of the name:
Called “Zoológico Miguel Álvarez del Toro” for the contributions that this character made as a researcher and defender of the natural resources of Chiapas.


It was founded by the naturalist Elíseo Palacios Aguilera in 1942 with the important contribution of Miguel Álvarez del Toro, at first the zoo was in the western area of the city, then moved to the eastern area in the Madero Park and finally in the reserve the zapotal where it is currently.


It can take a full day to visit the entire zoo, looking in advance at each species.

Prices of tickets, activities and transportation; they can vary with time suddenly.

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