I had no idea that Mexico City had two major zoos. I’ve been to Chapultepec Zoo, the more famous (by far) of the two and marvelled in a sarcastic way at the terribly cramped conditions that they keep their animals in. The Aragon zoo, I think, is a slightly better place, with more space. But it’s still not what a lion, elephant, giraffe or sealion could call ‘home’. But with the huge amount of parkland and playgrounds it is a kids paradise. And they were there in plentiful numbers, several of whom accosted me, demanding I speak English to them. I replied with a smile and ‘Ich spreche Deutsch’ , and they departed, a little confused and disappointed. I might as well make my newfound German ‘status’ work for me. And I allow myself one act of evil every day to balance out any acts of good I might do.
But anyway, the zoo. Yes, you could make a pleasant afternoon visit of the place. It’s free to get in and is very close to Metro Bosque de Aragon. I couldn’t find a suggestion box, but if you do, mention that the turtles are clearly not happy living in the puddle they’ve been provided with. Click here to see my photos.