Zoo de Ben Aknoun

Zoo de Ben Aknoun, Algiers: Hours, Address, Zoo de Ben Aknoun Reviews: 2/5

Zoo de Ben Aknoun
2
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2.0
44 reviews
Excellent
4
Very good
3
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Naija M
England, UK582 contributions
Not worth a visit
May 2021 • Solo
I ‘m not a big fan of zoos but I do find it interesting to visit them when overseas to see how well the animals are cared for.
My visit to this zoo was very underwhelming. It covers a large area and looks like a park. Indeed, you could wonder around a large part of it and not even realise you were in a zoo. There seems to be more cafes, fairground attractions (many looking deserted and run down) than animal enclosures. The limited number of animals I did see appeared to be quite heathy and in large enclosures. My advice is to give this place a miss; there are hundreds of other places in Algiers which would be better to visit.
Written June 12, 2021
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sophie hiller
1 contribution
Worst place on earth.
May 2019 • Couples
Terrible zoo. Felt absolutely shocked seeing the animals in such a bad way. They are skinny. Withdrawn and sad.
The cages and enclosures are run down, unsafe and dirty. The whole place smells of urine. The animals don't have anything to play with, no space to roam. No privacy. It's like a torture chamber.

I am going to report this zoo to animal welfare. Its absolutely disgusting.

Sophie UK
Written April 7, 2020
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ArchitectKenya
Kenya19 contributions
pretty run down
Dec 2015 • Couples
Its open space, limited contents, scuffy and run down. Must have been interesting in its hey day. Its ok if you want a walk but theres more attractive places in Algier - try Garden d;essai instead.
Written June 27, 2016
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Jeff G
Kigali, Rwanda4 contributions
Great place for a walk
Apr 2016 • Friends
Most animals were in great condition, very traditional enclosures. you will be walking to get to places, although there is a motorized car train that I found once, there is no schedule and unclear as to where and when to get it. No train, No funicular, no maps, so it was a real adventure. The tiger, bear and wolves area was astounding.
Written April 21, 2016
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Malgorzata B
2 contributions
Shocking
Sep 2015 • Family
Absolutely shocking experience. The zoo is completely forgotten and abandoned . The animals are in shocking condition. It was very sad for me to look at them. It doesn't feel safe. The cages are very very old, you can see walls cracked. There's no signs, you can touch most of the animals thru the fence which was quite scary especially with 2 very young kids. I felt sad I wanted to cry. The place itself is in amazing location. The park itself is absolutely amazing! The location is amazing . Ideals for walks with family. It breaks my heart that all those animals are in there. You can tell and see they are kept in terrible conditions and nobody looks after them. Very very sad experience. Unbelievable it exists.
Written September 29, 2015
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badrou
Algiers, Algeria18 contributions
Abandoned by the reposibles, not recommanded
Oct 2014 • Solo
It has been abandonded by the responsible. a lot of gangs are there, almost nothing to do except some parc attractions.
I do not recommand it for families and couples nor girls only.
Written September 9, 2015
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Leo D
Glasgow, UK707 contributions
It Once was a great place...
Jun 2014 • Family
I used to visit this zoo long time ago, it once was very nice with a lots of space for animals and big green spaces..etc unfortunately this place is now abandoned and animals are in a bad shape( not a very nice thing to see) it's becoming even dangerous to go there especially with family as a lots of gangs and criminals use it as their HQ.I wouldn't recommend it...
Written May 28, 2015
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Fayeq Al-natour
Algiers, Algeria967 contributions
Outstanding Forest
Oct 2014 • Family
Counting amusement park in "Ben Aknoun" is the most beautiful in Algiers, and perhaps in all of the country, thanks to the vast area of forest and various games that are available on them. And thousands of families prefer to visit the park at the end of each week in the holidays and even in the rest of the day to spend hours inside the spacious its parts and achieve a degree of relaxation and tranquility for adults and fun for young and cheerful.

African-American character

Overshadowing African character design of the park, where the monument statues Jamilan represent two sides Africans great a distance of about 30 meters from the outer door, as well as the construction of a number of shops in the form of African homes with circular character known, as there is a barn small animals in the middle of "Ben garden Aknoun "dubbed the" African zoo. "
Written February 18, 2015
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