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Surabaya's Zoo

Address: Jl. Setail 1, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #25 of 28 Attractions in Surabaya
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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25 helpful votes 25 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
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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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
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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
77 helpful votes 77 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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