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Address: Russia Street | Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Sad place for lions

Just a very sad place to see lions. The grounds have been landscaped so if you want a place to see flowers, it is quite nice, but the lions and their cages are old and barren. I... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just a very sad place to see lions. The grounds have been landscaped so if you want a place to see flowers, it is quite nice, but the lions and their cages are old and barren. I felt bad for the lions. Such magnificent creatures in such horrible spaces. There really isn't much here. The hawkers make a strong pitch... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It was good but when we were paying to get in they looked at my mom and said shes American and she had to pay more than the rest of us. I guess that's because me my sister and my brother are African american and my dads Ethiopian. But other than that it was good

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

recently I have been with my brother here in lion zoo. the price was cheap but not interesting for a tourist to visit in the zoo. these place is just for children of Ethiopian.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Dingy cages, hardly any animals ; the place is completely run down and horribly maintained. Felt really sorry for the Animals. Would suggest this zoo should be shut down.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Having been to San Diego zoo which in my opinion is the best in the world, visiting Addis Ababa zoo was a shock. All this has are a few deer, a few lions in ridiculously small enclosures, a heron, a duck and an eagle in a horribly tiny cage. The entire zoo can be completed in 5 minutes. Local visitors... More 

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Hither and Yon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Approximately five male lions and two females are in relatively small cages in this small zoo. There are also a few monkeys and a few indigenous deer and tortoises lazing around. Foreign adults are 20 bir; foreign children are 10 bir. There is a 20 bir charge to carry a camera in and a 100 bir charge to take in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Coming from Europe and not being a Zoo Fan anyway, this was the most horrific thing, i have ever seen. Very! small and dirty cages, i was shocked. Felt so unbelievably sorry for those poor animales. I expected "different" standards, of course, but this simply broke my heart

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This has to be the worst Zoo ever. It is animal cruelty. Imagine a 3D hollow Pie. And section of this said pie has one, two or sometimes three Lions. Animals look well fed, but are ill treated by the visitors. There are some more cages with some assorted Monkeys, cranes, ducks and some deer species. On the tickets, there... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

All I can say about this "attraction" is that it is tiny and overpriced at best...and animal cruelty at worst. The lions were all crammed into small concrete cages, pacing back and forth as one would expect from a life spent locked behind bars. Many of them did not even have objects in the cage to keep their minds busy... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This isn't a big zoo. There are a few lion cages in the center of the park, and a few other animals also. I felt bad for the lions, because they don't have a lot of freedom, as they are locked up in the cages with very little space for them - very far from their natural habitat. The park... More 

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Address: Russia Street | Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa

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