World Most Dangerous and Controversial Lujan Zoo ArgentinaI love Argentina. People aren´t hung up on safety. They don´t have as many fears as the rest of the world.
And for this reason, we took a trip to the zoo. We heard of this place about 50 miles out of town that allows visitors to actually go INSIDE the cage with the animals. It´s a hands on zoo, if you will. This is the best kept secret the city of Buenos Aires has to offer. You take the 57 bus from Plaze Italia about an hour and a half outside of the city and get dropped off at the gate of what looks like a farm. It´s only 20 pesos to get in, but this zoo has every animal from deer, llamas, tigers, lions, ducks, bulls...AND it has the hugest collection of tractors I have ever seen.
Justin and I got to the zoo and went immediately to the tiger cage.
I was a little nervous at first to get so close to the baby tigers. We took some pictures, thinking it was crazy that we could simply take a photo with a tiger and then we moved to the monkeys. The monkeys were beyond cute! One drank water from my hand and another jumped on my head!!
We took a ride on a camel. Then we rode on the back of an elephant.
AND THEN...the zoo closed and we kept going to the cages because we had a little bravery in us. Since it was only us, the guys who worked at the zoo let us take goofy pictures with the animals. I sat on a lions back. haha. And then I fed a tiger milk from my hand so that it´s huge tongue kept lapping me. I held a monkey in my arms and watched it chew bubble gum.
It was the best zoo experience yet. I´ll never want to see another zoo. What´s more, a cute old man wanted to take us on a train ride through the old tractors and military vehicles. This was about an hour after the zoo had closed, so it was only Justin and I in the train. SO FUN. I know my uncles would have peed their pants looking at all of these tractors.
On the ride back into the city, my stomach was knotting up at the amount of excitement I had inside. I´m falling more and more in love with South America. Everything I see and experience makes me feel alive.
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