The entrance gate to the Buenos Aires Zoo opened in 1875. Over the decades, it grew into a sweeping 45 acre park. At the summit, over 2,500 animals were displayed. In 2016, a decision was made to close the attraction. Most of the animals were released into the wild or sent to other zoos. A subsequent announcement proclaimed the property would be transformed into the Buenos Aires Eco-Park. The city’s intentions may have been good. However, the results have fallen short of expectations. Although people enjoy walking along a pond and among the old pavilions, the Eco-Park pales in comparison to other splendid greenspaces in Buenos Aires.