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Address: Jl. Setail 1, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Sad but true...the zoo needs help and a major touch-up

Once known as the largest zoo in South-East Asia, and also known as the zoo with the most collections of animals, the Surabaya Zoo needs major fixing, renovation, and touch-up... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Once known as the largest zoo in South-East Asia, and also known as the zoo with the most collections of animals, the Surabaya Zoo needs major fixing, renovation, and touch-up. Unfortunately, maybe in the past decade, there have been numerous unpleasant issues arising regarding the existence of the zoo and all its inhabitants. But regardless, the Surabaya Zoo is the... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I went here with my family. We were here for about 3 and a half hours. I agree with other people that this place could be a treasure for Surabaya if it received much need maintenance and repairs. It's worth checking out and the entrance fee is very low.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

considering the 15.000 rp per ticket,this place is value for money.very quiet if you come on weekdays,Bring some fruit to throw to the animals such as babi rusa,hippo and monkey is a good idea,next i will try to feed crocodile and arapaima,.this place is a good alternative to boring shopping mall

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went there prepared to see all the horrible things reported on the news but we didn't see any. It's strategically located in the middle of the city and this should be a treasure for the city and for Indonesia to keep. The tigers look healthy though I can imagine their feelings being locked up in cages so far insufficient... More 

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Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

we already here about surabaya zoo news,its one of the most cruelty and horrible zoo in the world but its not really horrible just not good i mean its just need better management new animal collection and more zookeeper jet that.....i know its not easy but if the government serious about this think its can because zoo tis place for... More 

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surabaya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My family and the school I taught at spent a year volunteering at the Kebun Binatang We loved our time there and think the new management Ibu Ratna cares about the animals and the park very much, many improvements have been made. The zoo hosts the 2nd best Komodo Dragon Breeding Program and the best Bali Jalak breeding program in... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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