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Riyadh Zoo

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #16 of 17 Attractions in Riyadh
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits either a mother or a father to accompany children but does not allow the whole... more » Owner description: Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits either a mother or a father to accompany children but does not allow the whole family to vist together. « less
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Have been there many times since there aren't many places to visit in Riyadh Before going make sure that the day suites you since some days are females only some are males only The price is 10 riyals per entery Most animals are kind of depressed and there are no shows or activities to attend Walk around and look at... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this was a family trip with my 2 year old to the Zoo. we had heard rave reviews about the world class zoo. unfortunately when we got there there where so many things wrong with this zoo, it was very sad. The Giraffes stood out for me as they were in an enclosure too small for them, the floor was... More

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Ontario
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went with some friends and our kids and didnt expect to like it at all... i was surprised, for Riyadh SA its actually a very good zoo and kids love it.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a nice green space for the family, but the animal enclosures are not great. There is little to no enrichment for the animals leading to a great deal of repetitive stress behaviors. The ostriches had no feathers from the midsection back due to mutilation. People threw candy, food and garbage at the primates. It was just sad.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I lived next to the zoo for a year before my first visit. I had the impression earlier that I would only find some Sahara miserable animals. I have to say now after visits that the zoo is well maintained and has dozens of animals. I would say that you would find all the animals you expect to find in... More

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Kollam, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This zoo got many varieties of animals and birds, which impress me because to manage such a zoo in this desert land is very difficult. Prefer not to visit the zoo in hot seasons, animals may hide in there cages only.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I don't want to sound negative but really it's one of the worst zoo I ever been to as am adult. Maybe that's due to the weather in Riyadh. Limited animals varieties, I'll looking and poor themes. It maybe interesting to children but not an adult or family day out attraction

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is a nice zoo, though not a big zoo but in a place like Riyadh, it is fair entertainment for family and specially for kids. I think some hygienic problem having some smell of animals.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice place but so dirty and it was also crowded, it was difficult to walk or even to see the animals.

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Riyadh
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Some they don't like the ZOO in Riyadh cuz they see it more public and for low quality people. For me it is the best place to have fun with your kids and see people as they are without SHOWS. Giving the zoo a visit once or twice a year is a good thing to do in Riyadh its open... More

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