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

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This place is terrible

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Morgan C
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San Diego
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San Diego
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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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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Thank sjc3jump
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This place is good for kids and families who would like to visit a Zoo. There are animals to be seen. Especially Lions. There are also foods available around it.

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Thank F1678UNelizabethb
Chennai (Madras), India
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Other than being at the midst of the city Addis, this zoo is very ill maintained place with almost nothing other than Lions!

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Thank VerySure
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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101 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

There are number of lions in the zoo.Small cubs are also there.Lot of repair works and maintenance is required.Not very well managed.Probably can give it on lease to a private company to improve the zoo professionally and hygenic and nice to protect to the king of the jungle

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