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Summit Municipal Park
The Summit Municipal Park is a botanical garden and a zoo of 250 hectares of total extension (of which 55 correspond to the botanical garden), which is located in the outskirts of the city of Panama, in the municipality of Panama, corregimiento of Ancón, km. 18 Gaillard road that leads to the town of Gamboa.
History was created in 1923 by the former company of the Panama Canal, as the Experimental Farm Summit, to test the adaptation of plant species from different parts of the world to the tropical climate of Panama.
This was the gateway in the American continent for teak. In the decade of 1960 a small zoo was established within the Botanic that has been enlarged little by little, having today around 300 animals. One of the attractions of the zoo is the Harpy Eagle, considered the national bird of Panama. The zoo in the Summit Municipal Park really is an animal rescue center.
The animals are a mixture of domestic and wild rescues that are unable to return to nature. They include tapirs, anteaters, monkeys, alligators, jaguars and exotic birds.
NOTE: No pets allowed.
OPENING HOURS: Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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