The Chapultepec Zoo is the zoo located in Mexico City. Popular among Mexicans in the city, from the rest of the Republic and even among foreigners, it is considered one of the most visited in the world.
This is an institution involved in conservation and reproduction of animal species of the Mexican territory such as the rabbit of the volcanoes, Mexican wolf, ocelot, giant panda, mask bear, bighorn sheep and axolotl of Xochimilco.
In this way, its main objectives are recreation, education, research and conservation.
Among the animals that houses the Chapultepec Zoo you can find native species such as Rabbit of the volcanoes, zacatuche or teporingo, Mexican wolf, howler monkey, ocelot, jaguar, river otter, mountain parrot, ocellated turkey, Xochimilco axolotl and red knees tarantula. And also exotic species such as the giant panda, the red panda, the lowland gorilla, the Asian elephant, the Grevy's zebra, the masked bear, the Humboldt penguin, the stone tuft, the Andean condor and the Arneo pheasant of Borneo.
In addition to having the project to open an educational area with a library, exhibition center and auditorium, the Chapultepec Zoo has facilities with a new hospital and research laboratories.