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“Excellent feeling about this zoo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zoo Wuppertal

Zoo Wuppertal
Hubertusallee 30, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Wuppertal
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Haarlem
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“Excellent feeling about this zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This zoo is really worthwile to visit. Although it s not too modern and a very big restaurant is closed there is a lot op space in the zoo. A bit hilly, so you are tired after walking there for four hours.
The pinguins are unique. A pleasant and quiet zoo with a lot of animals. Food and drinks are not too expensine

Visited June 2013
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Wuppertal, Germany
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“One of the nicest zoos I've been to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Wuppertal Zoo is one of the nicer zoos I've been to, in an old fashioned kind of way. Many of the cages are built in a way that there really isn't much between you and the animal, and that's pretty different from other zoos I've been to. It's a pretty large zoo, and they have a lot of really nice exhibits to look through. When comparing it to the DC zoo or the Bronx Zoo, of course it doesn't have the same amount of nice buildings and attractions, but in the most important part, the animals, it's comparable.

It is one of my favorite things about Wuppertal, and I was very surprised to find such a high quality zoo in this city. It's also very convenient to get to by Schwebebahn!

Visited August 2012
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Kitchener
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“Great zoo in the middle of the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Wuppertal Zoo is quite surprising. It's expansive, well maintained, well serviced and in a very central part of Wuppertal Barmen. I've been to Wuppertal many times over the years visiting family, but this was the first visit to the Zoo. It's very easy to get to, either off of the A46 or from the Schwebebahn (direction OberBarmen).
The animals were active and mobile during our visit, with the exception of the Polar Bear. She was in a very small glass cage, and looked agitated. Some of the most impressive animal exhibits were the large cats - the tigers roam through the woods in the zoo, and you can get quite close to them, through the glass of course. The old gnarly granddad lion was pretty spectacular as he lazed in the sun, also very close to the glass.
The large primates were quite entertaining and put on quite a show by blowing kisses and playing hide and seek.
Don't forget to stop at the playground, close to the mid-point of the walk around - the slide is worth the try. Also, the rope suspension bridge is a fun way to end your visit.
Glad to have finally made it to this remarkable zoo.

Visited May 2013
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Heiligenhaus, Germany
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“Nice zoo in an older residential area.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The zoo really takes care of its seals and has a feeding time each day that is fun to watch. The reptile area is quite stifling with the humidity and the cat cages smell badly during winter, but the outdoor areas are nice.

Visited June 2012
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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“No!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Animals looked exhausted and unhappy.
Too small and crouded cages - maybe for people its suitable but not for animals.
Animals do not have place to hide.
Badly organized paths - you can see same animals 3 times.

I am very dissapointed. I heared good opinions about that zoo but after visiting it i was very sad. Do not take your children there unless you do not love, unless you want them to join greenpeace .

Visited July 2012
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