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“Good day out, reservations about such zoos aside” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Skopje ZOO

Skopje ZOO
Ranked #26 of 80 things to do in Skopje
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Roseville, Minnesota
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“Good day out, reservations about such zoos aside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

This was a really good destination for my family (four kids between 14 and newborn). It isn't that far from the city, and with the city park next door on Illinden Boulevard, it was walkable from the city center. As a zoo, it has an approachable size, allowing you to walk from end to end in ten minutes (but obviously you walk slower and stop at the animals). There are a some exotic animals (giraffes, lions, jaguars, cheetahs, various monkeys, zebras) and a lot of more mundane ones (like ducks, goats) but the mix is reasonable. The ticket is dirt cheap (50 denars, or just over $1) and some of the facilities reflect that--I'm told there are more modern bathrooms, but the ones we went into, to the left of the entrance, had the old European pit/floor toilets--my son's first such experience. (At least they were clean, freshly washed, and didn't smell bad). Plenty of cafe options. My biggest concern was the poor condition of some of the animals. Most looked reasonably healthy and with spacious pens. The monkeys were not so lucky, and the gibbons appeared to have serious sores on their hindquarters from too much sitting. One goat had a significant open and infected sore on its face, too. But most other animals looked o.k. and as a zoo, it is one of the best family attractions in Skopje (faint praise?)

Visited June 2014
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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“Zoo Skopje”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

The Zoo is very poor. No animals like elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees... The night visit is very expensive, about 50 euros.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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413 reviews
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“reoraganized”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Skopje ZOO now is nice place to visit with your children. Now Zoo is renovating and have much different look

Visited June 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Nice visit, animals look good.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Plenty of animals, some people feeding apples and carrots, apparently part of their diet. Easily one and a half hour inside the park.

Visited April 2014
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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“Simple fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

The zoo had been mired in accusations of neglect - but it feels as a visitor that those days are behind. It's hard to imagine that standards of care are up to the level of a well resourced zoo in London or Berlin, but this isn't a well resourced country - it's one deliberately excluded from the EU by Greece. But they've invested a lot in the zoo, the animals all look happy - even tho the jaguar looks a little overweight - and they're all remarkably close and easy to see. The atmosphere, like most things in Skopje, is relaxed and easy and losing track of time in the zoo is not a problem. This last trip we saw a couple of rabbits bobbing around - free-range animals in the zoo. I'd really recommend a trip.

Visited April 2014
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