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This week it was announced that the Government of Mexico City has gradually reduced from 2019 to 2022 50% of the budget for animal feed in the zoos of the Mexican capital, because in the current year funds for just 18.9 million pesos have been made available.
According to research presented in the Scientific Dissemination Portal i love science, in which 2019 the budget for feeding the three zoos in Mexico City was just about exhausted 40 million pesos, which is a reduction of just over 50% compared to the current year.
That Environment Secretariat (SEDEMA) is responsible for the conservation of the zoos of Chapultepec, San Juan de Aragón and Los Coyotes, which have been integrated into the zoo since 1998 Department of Mexico City Zoos.
Although the Chapultepec Zoo is the largest, the capital has two other centers between which the budget intended for feeding the animals must be divided.
With more than 90 years of existence, this emblematic attraction of the CDMX is considered one of the best zoos in Latin America according to the capital city administration.
With an average of 5.5 million visits per year (until before the pandemic)This nature reserve is home to around a thousand 236 copies of 222 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
It should be noted that in recent weeks this center has taken in a large number of cats that were in an advanced state of malnutrition Black jaguar white tiger sanctuaryin which Ajusco from Mexico City.
This zoo is located in the Chapultepec forest, next to the Paseo de la Reforma avenue, in the Miguel Hidalgo town hall.
It was inaugurated in November 1964, and about 709 copies of 135 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, of which the jaguar, Mexican wolf and volcano hare stand out as endangered or endemic species.
It has conservation and research programs for priority species. In addition, educational and entertainment activities are carried out in this space, such as: Birds of prey flight displays.
San Juan de Aragon Zoo It is located on Avenida José Loreto Fabela, in the San Juan de Aragón neighborhood, in the Gustavo A. Madero Mayor’s Office.
This center is characterized as a multimodal zoo, with a species protection area and an environment for sporting activities and family and social coexistence it maintains only those species of wildlife that are native or endemic to the Valley of Mexico basin.
Inaugurated in February 1999, it has two gardens with medicinal plants and cacti and cultivates more than 267 copies of 53 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
In the summer season, a large part of the space is dedicated to presentations dance, Series of films and documentaries Y biodiversity exhibitions for supporting and defending the country’s natural resources.
This nature reserve is located on Avenida Heroica Escuela Naval Militar, no number, in the Ex Ejido San Pablo Tepetlapa neighborhood, the Mayor’s Office of Coyoacán.