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Bosphorus Zoo

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Address: Crocos Place | Adres, Istanbul, Turkey
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A very interesting little zoo, in need of support with some amazing animals & friendly staff....

We visited this lovely medium sized zoo on our recent trip to Istanbul and I have to say I (surprisingly) really enjoyed it. It's a little way out but if you visit the website you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Heather N
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The most terrible zoo I've ever been. Poor animals seem to be suffering there. I never saw a lori with such a bad fur and felt sorry about every animal there. Only one parrot looks happy. Place itself is very small both for people (99% locals) and for animals. Too crowded and a lot small babies less than 1 year... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We visited this lovely medium sized zoo on our recent trip to Istanbul and I have to say I (surprisingly) really enjoyed it. It's a little way out but if you visit the website you can translate it into English and our hotel was very helpful with transport. The zoo it's self is not modern by western standards but it... More 

14 Thank Heather N
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

It's difficult to call this place a Zoo even after visiting Moscow or Singapore Zoos. Nevertheless there were a lot children we couldn't walk thru because local Turkish women smoked too much sigaretss and it was impossible even for us to breath.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

It is quite far out of Istanbul - we were in the area and so went to visit it. It is not well sign posted either, but the local people directed us to it. The whole place looks a bit tired (we did however, go in the height of summer - so maybe that is why it was very dry... More 

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