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Surabaya's Zoo

Jl. Setail 1, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #31 of 33 attractions in Surabaya
Type: Zoos
Traveler Description: The oldest zoo in Indonesia (1918), used to be the most complete zoo and biggest zoo in South East Asia in the era of 1970s. Now the zoo collected... more »
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Coppet, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The animals are undernourished, they just have skin and bones.. It's horrible!!! This zoo must be shut down. And the government does nothing to help these animals! Sometimes, Humanity disgusts me so much. So please, don't go spend your money in this awful zoo! Don't take part in this that!!

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Palu, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The animals seems not happy, to many animals death here...please do something for this zoo better. And KBS management should improve the cleanliness.

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Please if I can convince 1 person not to support this zoo, well then my message isn't in vain. This zoo neglects their animals and starves them to the bone! It is sickening to see majestic lions and tigers just skin and bone. I am not sure how to solve the zoo's issues but these animals should not suffer another... More

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Trondheim, Norway
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This place should be shut down for animal cruelty! All animals are mistreated and suffers tremendously from no care, lack of food, no activities and are kept in small cages living a lonely monotonous life. ANYONE visiting this place is a supporter of animal cruelty so do not visit this place and do not spend your money here!

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Hyderabad, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Horrible Zoo which is full of half dead animals due to the cruelty and the lack of care towards them. The only animals which are well kept are the birds but a lot of the animals show weird mannerisms and a lot of the carnivores like the Lion and Tiger are starved and put in pitiful conditions.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Poor animal. The condition is terrible. Animals looks skinny and unhealthy. What a pity considering this place used to be the largest zoo in Southeast Asia. The only good thing is that the location is huge, lots of breeze during summer time, and transportation is easy.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I experiencing the first hand view about this zoo. The condition is exactly like what most people says. Poor animals. The complex itself is huge. I believe with proper management, this place can really sparkle. In the mean time, we can only hope the change is on its way.

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I visited this zoo on the last day of my Surabaya trip.Although there are quite a lot bad comments on this zoo, I still want to take a look at the Komodo Dragon(big lizard). The entrance fee is around 1.3us dollar ,and the area is quite large .Animals are not well kept especially the bears and the tigers are thin... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This zoo is poor. The animal is old, sick, and need food. The Surabaya Mayor now is progress to save this zoo. In future there will be sea world and night zoo. Hope can see this ... again... in better condition

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This so called ZOO is a living hell 24/7 for the animals.I was mortified.Absolutely disgraceful.And God only knows what goes on behind the scenes.2014 and this place is still open.

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