I will give you a short tour of the Santa Cruz Zoo, which is the biggest and most complete in Bolivia. I dare say that the quality of the Zoo has gone down since its founder, Noel Kempff Mecado, died some twenty years ago. However, the amount of animals and variety of species is still beutiful to see, even though many people do oppose locking up animals just for human amusement.
Some photographs of the animals which you can see at the Zoo follow:
This Tucan is in a big open cage where there are several animals, so it was moving all the time making it difficult to take a shot.
This jaguar has a unique story, it was trapped by ranchers because it killed cattle, several years passed before this large jaguar was caught, after eating lots of cattle. I saw five jaguar in different places, two mountain lions and other smaller wild cats make part of this Zoo.
This isn't a Zoo animal, but I couldn't stand the opportunity of taking a near shot of this butterfly.