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Sukhumi Monkey Nursery

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Really sad

We went here because we thought there would still be some remains of the old Soviet experiments... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2015
interesting zoo

It used to be and is a research center of monkeys. You can see several types of monkeys in cages... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2015
Paris, France
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22 Jul 2017
4 Nov 2016
“Very sad but interesting”
Sukhumi, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The Sukhumi Monkey Nursery was like visiting my brothers’ house, a bit stinky and full of monkeys haha. I know animals can smell funky but that is what makes them animals is it not? If they lived in the wild they would probably smell less...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Ended up spending a couple of hours here. It's rather sad looking at the monkeys behind bars and the condition they live in now. Happy Russian tourists handing food to monkeys just make the whole thing even more surre. Nonetheless, this is probably the most...More

1  Thank WILLIAM S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

There is very clearly torture going on at this site. While I was there I witnessed tourists throwing rocks into the tiny cages filled to the brim with screaming monkeys, some of which appeared to be diseased and in massive pain. Some of the monkeys...More

1  Thank Nickolas_B1
Reviewed 26 November 2015

If you like seeing traumatised primates in cramped cages slowly going mad..then this is the place to go...otherwise save yourself a long walk up a lot of steps

3  Thank bigtopted
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Man, this is depressing. tattooed monkeys in urine smelling cages and nothing to do except fight and beg for good. Lots of OCD/ repetitive behavior going on. Long walk to the top of the stairs, so beware. Food can be purchased at the station or...More

2  Thank mojjj0
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We went here because we thought there would still be some remains of the old Soviet experiments that they would do here. Unfortunately, we were not able to find anything. The're a lot of monkeys, they are kept in really small cages and all looked...More

Thank Dutchie_bog
Reviewed 20 July 2015

It used to be and is a research center of monkeys. You can see several types of monkeys in cages that seems a normal research building. It can be called a zoo and is not so exciting place however Sukhumi, the city has nice ambience...More

Thank watsuko
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Spooky place with old buildings. Time travel light.... nice nature setting. Some, monkeys, not too many different kinds.

1  Thank claasm
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