It was fun watching this foursome interact. It is hard to say if the little girls or the giraffe enjoyed the encounter more at the Chilean National Zoo. The facility opened in 1925 at the base of San Cristóbal Hill within Santiago Metropolitan Park. The zoo is compact by most big city standards but is worth a visit. The 12 acre property houses over 150 species including camels, a jaguar and a baboon plus animals native to Chile.