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Surabaya's Zoo

Jl. Setail 1, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #30 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This Place Need More Improvement.. Many Of Apes Looks Sad And The Cage Looks Horrible.. Smells Like The Staff Not Working too much for cleaning. Comparing with Zoo In Bali This One Looks so terrible Auch...

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Surabaya, Indonesia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Hong Kong, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Ok..so my friends force me to see this place with them. Once inside, I could not help feeling sorry for the animals. Really... the condition is very bad, most of the animal does not look healthy. Please make some improvement.

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Semarang, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Lots of tree, but very nice and cool during summer. The animal seems to be in the poor condition. Definitely can be improved.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is the worst you that i've ever been to. I was looking for a nice morning walk around some animal sanctuaries, just to find ill looking animals in a very dirty pen. The animals are sick and very malnourished. Thank god the government closed it down, for the animal's sake.

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Porto, Portugal
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This zoo is great and could be a beautiful zoo if there was proper maintenance. 15.000rup for a ticket is very cheap, they should raise prices in order to pay better maintenance. With the exception of elephants that were chained by the 4 feet, I can not say I saw animals suffering. The cages and open spaces are very dirty... More

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2 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Me and my boyfried visited this zoo whilst in Surabaya for a day waiting for a flight. We had read some of the reviews featured on here but decided to take a look for ourselves as there is little else to do in the City. We paid 15.000rp to enter, (little more than £1). My expectations after reading the reviews... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
5 attraction reviews
621 helpful votes 621 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Go to this zoo expecting to see something of Western Tourist attraction standard and you will be bitterly disappointed. This is a big zoo but there seems to be absolutely nothing invested in maintenance or housekeeping. There seemed to be rubbish everywhere. This is a shame as there is very little else to see or do in Surabaya. The 'aquarium'... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

It's one of the biggest Zoo in SOuth East Asia, but many issues of bad maintenance and low care for the animal, this could see from example of Pelican cage, where I saw hundreds of them put in one cage and the smell was very fishy. There also many spots have very low maintenance. Some attractions are not available anymore.... More

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