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As well as all kinds of animals, you'll find a lot of archaeology and science in this different zoo.

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Zoo-parque de las Leyendas (Legends Park Zoo)

It's not just any zoo.

You'll need at least a whole day if you want to visit all that the 'Zoo-Parque de las Leyendas' has to offer. It's a scientific and archaeological spot of Lima where both children and adults of the family will be surprised. It's not the typical zoo with an aquarium and international and native species in recreated habitats, although it has this as well as an area of Botany. The 'Parque de las Leyendas' is primarily based on its archaeological unit, which in recent years, has been devoted to spread pre-Hispanic cultures through the results of excavations at the sites in the city. The Museum of the Ernst W. Middendorf site, which opened in 2003 in the same park, is part of the Maranga Archaeological Complex - with its usual pyramids and terraces of adobe - showing the discoveries of civilizations of more than two thousand years old.



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