ALFONSO L. HERRERA ZOO.
Its construction began in 1923 from a model inspired in the Zoo from Rome, Italy. It houses more than 200 species, and it has approximately 2,000 animals. It has several endemic species (that only exist in Mexico), species that had reproductive programs developed, and unique studies all over the world. It also has a varied collection of worldwide endangered species, such as the giant panda bear, the beringei gorilas, and the spectacled bear. The zoo’s four main objectives are: recreation, education, research and preservation of wild species. The current zoo dates from the period of the former President Porfirio Díaz, and since then it has acquired new samples. The Alfonso Herrera zoo has recently celebrated its eightieth anniversary.