On July 6, 1923, by initiative of the misionary and pioneer of Mexican Biology, Alfonso L. Herrera, the first stone of the Chapultepec Zoo was placed. It receives more than 5 million visitors a year and is home to more than 2050 animals of 250 different species. Between 1992 & 1994 the zoo was ecologically restructured
Giant Pandas in Mexico
Chapultepec Zoo has 2 giant pandas: Shuan Shuan & Xin Xin
Shuan Shuan was born on June 15, 1987 &
Xin Xin on July 1, 1990.
They were born at the Chapultepec Zoo and are the only 2 pandas not owned by China.[read more]
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Paseo de La Reforma
06068 Ciudad de Mexico
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Pe Pe (male) & Ying Ying (female) arrived on September 10, 1975. They had 7 cubs. He died on July 20, 1988. She died on January 29, 1989.
Xen Li (1980), Tohui (1981-1993), Liang Liang (1983-1999), Xiu Hua (1985-2013) and her twin brother (1985) & Ping Ping (1987) were born in Mexico.
Chia Chia was loaned from London Zoo (1988-1991), Ling Ling from Ueno Zoo (2001, 2002, 2003).