Fancy getting up close and personal to lions, snakes and camels? Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City is a great day out for the whole family.

Rather than small enclosures and miserable-looking animals, it’s more like a mini safari park. Hippos laze around by the lake, giraffes huddle together seeking shade and tigers stretch out in the sun.

Hippos lazing around at Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City - Fabulous Travel Guide

Hippo lazing around at Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City – Fabulous Travel Guide

Don’t forget to visit the python enclosure for a dangerous encounter or check out the butterfly farm. There’s even a simulator so you can get you photo taken being eaten by a shark.

Tiger at Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City

Tigers at Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City – Fabulous Travel Guide

The best part? Entrance is free! See what else there is to do in Chapultepec Park and find out how to get there on the metro.

Griaffe at at Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City

Visit Chapultepec Park in Mexico City – Fabulous Travel Guide

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