Zulia Metropolitan Zoo

The Zulia Metropolitan Zoo[1] (Spanish: Parque zoológico metropolitano del Zulia; also called the Zoological Park of Zulia or Parque del Sur[2]) is a zoo[3] established in 1973. It spans about 40 hectares and is located at kilometer 10 of the La Cañada highway in the municipality of San Francisco south of Maracaibo, the capital of Zulia in Venezuela.[4] Its administration and management since 2008 is the responsibility of the Zulia state government.

Zulia Metropolitan Zoo
Parque zoológico metropolitano del Zulia
Grafiti Parque Zoológico Metropolitano del Estado Zulia.jpg
Date opened1973
LocationMaracaibo,  Venezuela
Coordinates10°32′18″N 71°38′28″W / 10.53833°N 71.64111°W / 10.53833; -71.64111Coordinates: 10°32′18″N 71°38′28″W / 10.53833°N 71.64111°W / 10.53833; -71.64111
Land area40 ha

The zoo faces constant problems such as drought and lack of resources in the area, which may effect species such as felines (leopards, lions, jaguars), rhinos, orangutans, among others.

Between 1973 and 1993 was controlled by the governorship of Zulia, a situation that was interrupted between that last year and 2008 when it was finally returned to its original administrators.

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  1. ^ Parque zoológico metropolitano del Zulia
  2. ^ Una gestión de gobierno en el Zulia: hacia la transformación de las estructuras regionales (in Spanish). Editorial Urbi. 1966-01-01.
  3. ^ Memoria que el Ministro de Obras Públicas presenta al Congreso Nacional en sus sesiones de ... (in Spanish). El Ministerio. 1974-01-01.
  4. ^ Ciencia: Revista Científica de la Facultad Experimental de Ciencias de la Universidad Del Zulia (in Spanish). The Faculty. 2005-01-01.