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Lion Zoo

Russia Street | Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #20 of 21 Attractions in Addis Ababa
Type: Zoos
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This "zoo" is not much more than a series of cages for some very old big cats. Not worth the price of admission and certainly not worth the price to bring in a camera.

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We visited here on a Sunday and it was packed- so much so that I was quite nervous about how many people were milling around. The lions all looked so sad. The zoo would benefit from some renovation.

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

6 Lions stuck in small cages, few other animals that will be happier in wildlife. Disappointed about this small zoo in the center of the polluted Addis.

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Addis Ababa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been told that the lions which you will see at Lion Zoo, are genetically different form any lion you can find in the world. There are 20 of them and they have been treated and kept by HIM Haile Silassie I. You will enjoy if you visit this place. It is only 4 mins walking distance form the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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443 attraction reviews
1,124 helpful votes 1,124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stopped by here on a whim between the local museums. Entrance is about 20 Birr (around a dollar) and the zoo itself is a bit on the tiny side. The best thing I can say here is that the title is an accurate description of the locale, but the overall experience was a bit disappointing. As others have pointed... More

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Olympia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Visited the zoo with my young daughter. it was great for her to visit the lions, but the conditions are very bad. People taunt the animals by throwing things at the cages. The animals exhibit many stress behaviors and seem is poor shape. Happy we got to see black maned lions, but sad the conditions had to be so poor.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is small zoo, and a typical Third World zoo. Not too clean, and the conditions in which the animals are kept are not too good.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Would not recommend. There are many other places you can visit that will be worth your time and prevent the heartbreak of seeing these majestic beasts caged up. If you desire to see animals it's best to seek them out in their natural habitat... Not in the conditions they are being subjected to at this 'Lion Zoo'.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A couple of old lions and some birds !! Hardly a zoo. It is all a bit hickldy-pickldy, but it is something to do for an hour. Warning, they charge extra for foreigners and for camera !! So hide it in your bag !

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