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Surabaya's Zoo

Jl. Setail 1, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #31 of 34 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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Surabaya, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My first impressive, not comfort enough, poor foot steps, no rest area, little bit smelly (birds poop). But I must apoint my thumb as I saw alot animals inside. Some cages with to many animals inside (monkey, deer, pelican, etc). Over all my daughter loved it and she asked me to go there again and again. My opinion, for family... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This zoo is DISGUSTING. Do not go here since you'll support animal cruelty. It shows how evil and cruel mankind can be. It should be closed immediately!! I can't believe it isn't already!! It's crazy!!!! Apparently estimated 25 animals die a MONTH from unnatural causes!!!! Also, Kliwon the giraffe died with a 40lb wad of plastic the size of a... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

What is happening in this place ! Why have these evil disgusting people taken these innocent beautiful animals from their natural habitat to torture them ! CLOSE THIS PLACE DOWN IMMEDIATELY AND SEND ALL THE ANIMALS TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT OR ZOOS WJERE THEY WILL BE PROPERLY CARED FOR !!!!! SADISTIC !!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have never seen a zoo so horrible. the keep animals in filthy conditions and the whole zoo is filthy. DO NOT GO TO THIS ZOO

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Coppet, Switzerland
1 review
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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