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Address: St Esenberlin, 166, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: +7 727 291 3719

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Lots of animals but the zoo is dated

We visited the zoo many times, positives: it's not too crowded and you can go through fairly quickly within an an hour and a half and it has a very wide variety of animals. The... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
Doha, Qatar
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Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The animals inside looked pretty sad. I saw tigers tried to find the weak spot of the cage. But the worst part should be the exotic animals area. I saw some containers with broken glasses, and inside there's an anaconda.

Thank sokwokwai
Athens, Greece
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The animals are in small cages, they all look miserable. The stay leaves you more depressed than happy. Avoid it at all costs and definitely don't go there with children. Gave me nightmares, If anyone is an animal lover - STAY AWAY. When i went there I wanted to write to some animal care association. This "Zoo" should be closed,... More 

Thank juliamaciazek
Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We visited the zoo many times, positives: it's not too crowded and you can go through fairly quickly within an an hour and a half and it has a very wide variety of animals. The negatives: the zoo has never really been modernized since I was a child, some animals are very cramped in old dated cages, generally the zoo... More 

Thank Travelnomad789
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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23 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Prison for animals with small cages. It's obvious that animals are suffering, they are hungry, monkeys are asking for food from visitors and ready to eat anything they can receive. Some rare animals died, female tiger died recently. It's a pity.

1 Thank Taissiya
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

An excellent place and to watch the exotic animals and bears. There are many species of birds and on the pond front one can see various types of ducks and yes they are friendly to you. The animals are kept well and fed well. The place shall be cherished both by you and your children.

Thank sumantapaul
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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210 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This zoo is not well organised or planned.You don't get any map directing you to the exhibits.The exhibits don't have any English placards.The animals hardly have open movement places.The varieties too are limited.However the Bears,the Rhinos,the Hippos and the Siberian Tiger look very healthy.The Gorky park adding the zoo,offers Dolphin show.

Thank ArunLoyalka
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Even the fact that this is so cheap does not recommend it as a higher price might have been used to invest some money in caring for the animals. Some of the exhibits involving birds and native wildlife are faintly interesting but the level of animal welfare is so poor and the whole zoo looks so decrepit and uncared for... More 

2 Thank Patrick D
Krakow, Poland
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118 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Avoid at all cost. I'm in general a man who can accept going to the zoo as long as you can see the animals are cared for, and somewhat being entertaint. This is not the case here. Small cages, you see the bears walking back and forth in distress. Even worse is to see the monkeys in tiny cages +... More 

2 Thank Soren L
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

If you care about animals, then avoid this place. The animals have no room to exercise, are given low quality food and are shadows or their wild counterparts. Polar bears can run 40kph and up to 30km a day; this one is kept in a cage about 5 metres square. It just sits there. The big cats pace up and... More 

2 Thank James M
Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

We have visited the Zoo last spring. The Zoo is quite big and very big range of animals. The first what I liked was near the bears - the local staff offer you to feed the animals with the food, which they prepared just for distribution - fresh vegetables and fruits. It is clear that the staff cares very well... More 

Thank trekking-Georgia

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