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ZOO FUN IN SURABAYA, EAST JAVA, INDONESIA

Hello from KBS (Kebun Binatang Surabaya) zoo in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Here is very pleasant, we can see the cute animals here. This place is perfect to invite children... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Hello from KBS (Kebun Binatang Surabaya) zoo in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Here is very pleasant, we can see the cute animals here. This place is perfect to invite children to play and recognize different kinds of animals.

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Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This the biggest zoo I ever known. Have so many animals. But I dont know why, this zoo looks like not so interesting for people to come. In front of this place you will find the sculpture of the Shark and Crocodile as the icon of Surabaya city. Many people come to take photo with this icon. www.AFIETADI.web.id

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice and only zoo in the heart of the city, needs little bit of more TLC. crowded during weekends. have to circle around for parking and lucky enough to get one at straight go!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

In hope my admission ticket money goes to the well-being of the animals I visit them more than once. Although it is just very depressing seeing skinny sick-like animals throughout the zoo. The pungent smell goes throughout the zoo and the animals look so sad being there. It is not a good experience at all to see animals just waiting... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went to the Surabaya Zoo as it was in close proximity to where I stayed. The zoo needs a lot of support for improvement. Felt sad at the current state of the zoo and the animals. They looked hungry and the enclosures needed some upgrading.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The zoo is in a sad state and needs major revamp. Very sad and disheartened seeing all the animals. Honestly feel they were not fed the proper type of food. Animals will follow you around when they see you.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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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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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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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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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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