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Address: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Phone Number:
+261 20 22 311 49
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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The Tana zoo from a zookeeper perspective

As a zookeeper for many years, I can't bear it when people are overly critical of zoological collections. The Tana zoo is very concrete and some of the enclosures are pretty... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Annette G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a zookeeper for many years, I can't bear it when people are overly critical of zoological collections. The Tana zoo is very concrete and some of the enclosures are pretty small, but this doesn't mean to say that the animals are having the worst time. In fact, many of the animals look in quite good shape. The only issues... More 

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Thank Annette G
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointing that Stephen Fry came and got to see the Aye Aye but they wouldn't let us see it. Quite sad to see so many lemurs in small cages. Will not go back.

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Thank molotolotel
Montvale, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The zoo was good to get a first look at some lemurs and mostly to see the Fosa that you are not very lucky to see in the wild. A lot of the zoo is in the sun, so it was quite hot walking around it in December (summer). We went on a Sunday and it was not as crowded... More 

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Thank Fran Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I liked this place!! It has all sort of animals, from snakes to Lemures, to crocodiles and turtles, very old ones!! It even has tombs of different parts of Madagascar. Really nice. And it is in the city!!

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Thank Yasmin P
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love going to this place on Saturday afternoons where I can enjoy spending time with lemurs, animals and seeing birds and watching plants and trees.

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New Lynn, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The zoo itself is very dirty, animals are all skinny. It was full of people during the day I was there (Sunday).

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Thank travtyler
Antananarivo, Madagascar
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A wide promenade with my girlfriend watch animals,reptiles,birds. the closest place to see lemurs in tana

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Thank randyray35
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I liked this place!! It has all sort of animals, from snakes to Lemures, to crocodiles and turtles, very old ones!! It even has tombs of different parts of Madagascar. Really nice. And it is in the city!!

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Thank Yasmin P
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Good viewing of different animals bird but not in cage snakes boa in cage Lemurs wow thats great dont miss the zoo if you are in tana

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We visited only the botanical gardens as we already had visited lemurs at the National Park. The guide was very knowledgable about the endemic plants. We learned how fig trees co-exist with palm trees; saw several boabab trees; and touched the plant that is called Napoleon hat. The tour lasted 1,5 hours with a short break at the cafe. On... More 

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