Parque de las Leyendas
It is on La Marina Av. Block 24. It is 7.7 km from the main square.
The exposition park was built during the government of Jose Balta right after Lima’s wall was torn down. It was released with the exposition palace (now Art museum) in 1872. During the celebration of the 100th independence (1921), the Chinese fountain was inaugurated which was a gift from the Chinese colony in Lima.
The park is divided into 4 zones according to the characteristics of the animals they show, they are:
The species that belong to the Andean zone of Peru are here. There are 118 kinds of mammals and 93 kinds of birds. Among the most important ones we have: Eagle, Royal owl, Condor, kestrel, swan, criollo duck, chinchilla, guanaco, oso de anteojos, vicuña, alpaca, llama, Andean fox, Andean puma, donkey, deer and sheep.
There are species that belong to the Peruvian Amazonia such as: Anaconda, Otorongo, Sajino, jaguar, tapir, papagayo (parrot), Lion monkey, titi monkey, macaw, water otter, white winged turkey, brown jaw Tuca neta, cock of the rock, spider monkey, ocelot, majas, two fingered perezoso bear, yellow tailed choro monkey.
The most important species from around the world are here such as: giraffe, lion, tiger, hippopotamus, zebra, baboon, buffalo, grizzly bear, black bear, peacock, silver fox, chimpanzee, ostrich, water buffalo and turtle from Galapagos.
Visitors can also see the following museums: Model mine, Petro Peru museum of petroleum, site museum (Maranga culture), replica of the tomb of Lord of Sipan (Moche culture). The park also has the following huacas: The Palm huaca, San Miguel huaca, Three sticks huaca, The cross huaca and White cross huaca.
Monday to Sunday (including holydays).
Fee: S/5.00 (children 3 to 12 years old) and S/10:00 (13 years old and older).
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