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“plenty to see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Haifa Educational Zoo

Haifa Educational Zoo
124 Hatishbi Street, | The Carmel Center, Haifa, Israel
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Ranked #19 of 42 Attractions in Haifa
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Haifa, Israel
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“plenty to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

it has quite a few things to see , considering it is a small zoo . the tropical snake collection is impressive , a couple of white tigers that certainly are special , some birds of prey in a walk through cage add up to a pleasant family experience

Visited April 2013
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Massachusetts
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“A travesty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you love animals do not go to this zoo. Condition of animals is poor, cages are dirtly and cramped. Very upsetting. We did send a letter to the city and to the zoo expressing concern for the zoo. Recently read that several monkeys died there (can't remember the circumstances, might have been a fire?) and I am not surprised. Made us not want to ever go back to Haifa..

Visited December 2012
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“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

considering the size of the country and the city, this is not one of the main attractions for tourists, expecially foreigners from larger countries with greater $ resources that can allow themselves to establish grand establishments with wildlife for display. Unless you truly love animals, have little kids, or have done everthing you can do around the city, the visit to the zoo should not be high on your list of places to visit.

Visited April 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“An intimate small zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you're coming from NYC and you've been to the Bronx zoo, you may not appreciate it at first. The zoo is quite small, but this is what make it so quaint and intimate. Nestled in the heart of the Carmel mountain, the zoo is hilly with beautiful view (some may want to rent a golf-car as the walk may be hard with the hills). My favorite place was with the Lions. never have i seen them so close up. The Staff at the zoo was super friendly and nice. kudos to them.

Visited October 2012
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Haifa, Israel
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“Haifa Educational Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

in my opinion one of the best zoos in Israel. quite a lot of animals, for example - albino tigers. in the park, you can safely spend two hours. the only disadvantage is that the park is built on a hillside, and the elderly all the ups will not be comfortable.

Visited November 2012
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