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Address: Russia Street | Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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"Small Space"

This zoo is the only Animal zoo found in Addis Ababa, which is small. In Animal Zoo it can be like a big zoo, animal safety, food and drink and children play ground but also... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Abiy T
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Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a very small zoo, there are a few lions, birds monkeys and so on. the lions looked stressed and out of order

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Thank kemmax
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is the only Animal zoo found in Addis Ababa, which is small. In Animal Zoo it can be like a big zoo, animal safety, food and drink and children play ground but also adults spar time should be there. carnival and music entertainment can be here in abroad way. finally the location is good but the space is... More 

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Thank Abiy T
Kano, Nigeria
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This type of lion are very unique in their color and sizes. they are very big and fairly reddish in color. The only problem is that most if not all of the lions in that zoo are very old. there is need for having new generation of the same species. If you go round there also extremely beautiful antelopes and... More 

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Thank Yau_Kantsi
San Diego
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I don't think the animals in this zoo get proper care. It is small place and don't have many animals. If you want to see real Ethiopian lion, you might have to go to safari outside Addis Ababa

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Thank Morgan C
Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Excellent value (low ticket price) go at feeding time for more fun. Kids will love it a definite "must see" place

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Thank David S
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68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

The zoo is very old and poorly maintained. There are only a few animals on display, and they are not presented well. The good news is that the city is building a new and modern zoo which will open soon.

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Thank derejeb
New Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Addis Ababa many times but never went to the zoo! It's very small and we were done viewing must of the wildlife in about 35 minutes!

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Thank Travelgirl602014
Edmonton, Canada
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306 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Ethiopian lions are rare, they have black manes, and the lion zoo had several. The cages however are old style with heavy bars and little for the animals to do. There also were baboons and an Ibis. The manual dexterity of the baboons is amazing and they proved very entertaining to visitors.

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Thank DavidGunn1
Pleasanton, California
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The Lion Zoo is an okay place to visit if you're traveling with kids. There are several lions to look at, however it is a rather sad place, especially if you are an animal lover. The animals look fairly well fed, but they are behind bars like a zoo from a 1950's cartoon. $5 adult admission. 50 cents if you're... More 

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Thank Kathy V
Montrouis, Haiti
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I was excited to get to see some lions, but it was very unfortunate under the circumstances. The living conditions just don't seem right to me. They should be put in a larger space with more room to run and be a wild animal.

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