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South America is all about the Andean Mountains – with inhabitants such as the llama­ and the condor – and the equatorial or tropical forests, home to reptiles, monkeys and toucans. The South American animals at Madrid Zoo Aquarium come from regions such as the Amazon Basin, which covers Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and Brazil. Species such as Amazonian giant otters, the largest of their family, which can only be seen in a dozen European zoos (including Madrid); the Amazonian tapir, one of the more discreet creatures in the jungle (it only comes out at night to take a walk); or the greater rhea, a flightless bird found exclusively in South America.

The capuchins, for their part, represent part of the Amazon biome, which is so generous in exceptional primates, as is the case of these skillful apes. On the other hand, if we travel to the Tierra del Fuego, we’ll find the guanaco, the southernmost camelid and also the one that is best suited to different habitats: it can to reside on plains and at an altitude of 3,000 metres. The so-called “Patagonian llama” is one of the South American animals on display at Madrid Zoo.

Dear visitor:

Following the indication of the competent authorities, Zoo Aquarium de Madrid will remain closed out of consideration for the health and safety of our visitors and employees. We continue to provide regular updates through this website and social media.

Since our priority is that our visitors can enjoy the unique experiences of our park, for customers with tickets on dates with the park closed, changes will be allowed for dates on any other day in the year 2020. If you made your purchase at the box office or on the park's website, please write an email to with your ticket information for personalized management of your case. For other sales channels, please contact your distribution point directly.

In the meantime, and seeking to safeguard our animals wellbeing, our veterinarians and caretakers teams will continue to diligently look after them on a daily basis.

We deeply appreciate your understanding and will continue to report promptly through our website and social media.