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Lion Zoo

Address: Russia Street | Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Accra, Ghana
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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 30, 2014

How would you like being locked behind cages year after year just being watched from the outside by others doing nothing about it and not having a heart! This is animal cruelty, imagine if someone had put u in a room with such little space and year after year lived there when u wanted to be out in the world,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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