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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was here with my 13 old son. It's a pity to see how run down some of the enclosures are (improvements seem to be in progress though, although slowly) but there are many awesome and interesting animals on display like the harpy eagle and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ErikVollebregt
Reviewed January 18, 2019

We were the only tourists when we visited the other day. There is a good variety of native animals on display, most with some room to move around in. The monkeys have the largest enclosure and were having fun swinging on the ropes. The jaguar...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 68carinah
Reviewed January 7, 2019

If you're into zoos, especially those which haven't really been maintained due to lack of funding -- and which don't feature much wildlife -- you will love this place. The pakira were the highlights of the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 50countriesman
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Coming from.South Africa , we are not a fan of zoo's at all. Limited amount of animals in the zoo , saying this they do look after and nice to see water bowls were all full. I have no idea why one would keep a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AngelaSmith S
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

I am NOT a fan of zoos and have visited several in countries across the world and never like the vibe or the facilities for the animals. That said, I have children in my life that do! This was a nicer offering - spacious, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 111davidg
Reviewed February 15, 2018

This zoo is about 10-15 minutes drive from downtown Paramaribo, taxi fare is about $20 SRD, I was told that no buses go up to the zoo, the walk could be about 1/2 hour from Mac Donald's, the entrance fee is $25 SRD per adult,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Nyron2015
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Went to the zoo, as wanted to see the giant anteater. I'm sure they do there best, with limited funding, but it was hard not to leave a little depressed. Some of the animals and there enclosures were miserable. Hopefully there are plans for improvement.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank buxtonred
Reviewed November 20, 2017

There are talks about animals being taken away and eaten? I don't believe that at all. Parbo is a nice pleasant city and the zoo seem to be well maintained. There are more animals here than Guyana Zoo and they are in good conditions. Loved...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank thegeektraveller
Reviewed November 2, 2017

The Paramaribo Zoo has been there for a long time and things have improved. The animal stays and the variety of animals has grown. It is a educational experience especially for children.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LA_Laldy
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This is less a zoo than a playground. There's not too many animals left as they seem to die of old age and they can't get replacements. But the playground is nice enough for children and it's a lively place.

Date of experience: May 2017
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