Get up close and personal with some of the Yucatán’s wildest animals and cutest creatures with a 1-hour tour of Croco Cun Zoo in Puerto Morelos. Get some great pictures and then enjoy a leisurely walk through the jungle-like grounds.
Expect to see spider monkeys swinging from tree-to-tree, watch crocodiles swim and bask and learn how Mexico’s famously hairless dogs lost their coats. Learn about Mexico’s diverse wildlife including snakes and deer and the conservation efforts made by the zoo in a family-friendly environment.
During the one-hour tour you will also see the local species of our fauna: tropical birds, crocodiles, variety of reptiles, enormous snakes, the famous Mexican hairless dogs, deer, turtles and more. You will be led by a guide who will help you learn all about these amazing creatures while explains to you all about them. You will also walk among crocodiles!
You start off with a chance to have your picture taken and then see colourful parrots and macaws. You will see crocodiles in their various stages of growth – from babies swimming in ponds to large specimens basking in the sun. Along the way, one of the bilingual guides narrates the zoo’s history and introduces some of the animals by name so you don’t forget which one is your favourite.
One of the highlights of the tour is the visit by the resident troop of spider monkeys, living free in the canopy of trees, they can be seen and heard overhead. When invited by the tour guide, visitors are permitted to put pieces of banana (sold for a small fee at the entrance) in the several baskets hanging by ropes among the trees. The monkeys pull up the baskets, grab the bananas and send the baskets back down for more! Moving on, the large fenced in area of deer gives kids a chance to get a look at them. After centuries of hunting, the white-tailed deer – once abundant in southeastern Mexico – is now a protected species.