Planning a trip to Nicaragua with children? The National Zoo – home to over 650 different animal species – is definitely worth checking out. From tiny hummingbirds to awe-inspiring African lions they have it all!
The Nicaragua National Zoo is located at Kilometer 16 of the Managua-Masaya road.
It is closed on Mondays, but open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The entrance fee is C$15 for adults and C$10 for children.
Entrance fee to the butterfly and orchid garden (my favorite place at the zoo) is an additional C$15.
Learn about Nicaragua National Zoo.
Keel Billed Toucan
Like other parrots, Scarlet macaws are left-handed. They use their left foot to handle food and grasp things while their right supports their body.
Aside from the butterflies the macaws are my favorite!
Welcome to the National Zoo!
Our first time at the zoo was with our friends the Yee’s from Oregon.
Another trip to the zoo a few months later with my sweet little nephew Aiden and my sister Sally..
Funny that my first time seeing a pineapple on the plant was at the zoo.
Pretty as a peacock! If only he had lifted his tail feathers.
A lazy lion just taking a nap.
Mom & baby just hanging out.
3 Turtles and A Crocodile
Blue Morpho Butterly
More beautiful than a butterfly!
The butterflies feed on the juice of the fruit…
… and nectar of the flowers.