Want to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Cali? Then the Zoológico de Cali is the place to be. This zoo is the best in Colombia and perhaps even one of the best in South America, not only because of its impressive collection of birds, reptiles, mammals, butterflies and fish, but also because the animal welfare standards are so high.
Armadillos, tigers, flamingos, cobras and of course condors, the national bird of Colombia: around 180 different animal species can be admired within the walls of the Cali Zoo. The animals are housed in a 10-hectare terrain with lush green gardens, lakes and bushes. Various walking trails lead to the animal enclosures. And although the zoo offers several cafés and restaurants, it is even more fun to bring a picnic. Spread a blanket on the banks of the Cali River - look for the designated meadows surrounded by flowers.