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Parque Zoológico Nacional Simón Bolívar
It may seem ironic to visit a zoo in one of the most biologically rich countries in the world, but this is a popular spot with local families who pour in on weekends to peek at the animals. It's rough around the edges – the cages are cramped and a few travelers have complained of the animals' filthy living spaces – but for small children it can serve as a basic primer on the area's wildlife.
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