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The City Zoo

Address: Next to the park opposite to Privoz central market, Odessa, Ukraine
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Holladay, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I love animals and my girl friend's son loved going to see them. However, this zoo and many of the animals are in very, very bad repair. Several of the animals are underfed and in bad living quarters. If this zoo was in the U.S., the owners would be in jail. Apart from that...they have electric cars for little kids... More 

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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

That's awful place. Dirty and stinky. Thin animals are kept in tiny cells. I don't think they have enough food. It looks like concentration camp...

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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

The saddest place in Odessa so far, in my three years living here, I've never seen so terrible place. The animals are sad due don't have enough space, people can feed them with whatever they want without any respect for rules and international regulations. Is like to see tigers in a circus cage...sad. Dint even dare to visit the public... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Awlful place to visit. All the animals are placed in tiny cages with no room to move around. The only elephant was swinging side to side in a corner and would do nothing else. The wild cats would run around in and out of there tiny boxes like they have lost the plot. They seemed restless and unsettled. The animals... More 

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Perth, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Ok so when my friend decided to take me to the zoo, I didn't have high hopes after reading the other reviews. But being Australian I was convinced to go because the had recently captured a Kangaroo in Odessa (someone's illegally imported bet which has escaped) and placed the animal in the zoo. This was very popular attraction for the... More 

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Bremerton, Washington, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Nice but sad conditions that the animals have to live in. I only wish I could relocate and upgrade it much.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

This place should be closed down and the animals transferred to a city that can afford them. Very poor state of affairs, very sad. Lots of cats.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I have visited lot of countries and lot of zoos there. This place is poorest zoo you can find. Dirty animals, bad conditions, poor territory. I think that animal protection organizations should save animals from this zoo.

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