Paramaribo Zoo
Paramaribo Zoo
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3.5
189 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Every Step Every Nation
Santa Cruz, CA67 contributions
It was an excellent trip to Suriname last Dec. 2019. This little attraction caught my attention while bumming around the city of Paramaribo. The small zoo seems to be well kept and the few animals seemed to be well fed and taken cared of. I would recommend to give it a shot when visiting this jewel nation in the northern part of South America.
Written June 28, 2020
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Big_Chris_Goodland
Lafayette, LA120 contributions
Friends
We were off the rig for a few days. We walked from the hotel. It is a small quaint zoo but I expected to see some animals indigenous to the the Guyannas. I was not let down. The well we we drilled was called Aracara. Ararcara is a yellow hawk. Very beautiful. I wonder if whatever makes them yellow is also what gives the pacock bass it's beautiful yellow coloing.
The zoo also had many amazing play ground features for the children. You could tell that they were built for fun and without lawyers in the way. The kids should have plenty of time for playing here.
The cost to get in is extremely low.
Written September 18, 2012
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Carina H
Sydney, Australia30 contributions
Family
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 enclosure should definitely be much larger to enable these majestic animals more room to run around. The animals all looked healthy and most were happy. There did not seem to be any animal feeding sessions or keep talks - something which I am used to in Western zoos. There should also be more information about the animals on their cages. The zoo could increase its income by selling postcards, soft toys, posters and other souvenirs. Good value for the entrance fee.
Written January 18, 2019
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Joyce F
Paramaribo, Suriname4 contributions
Couples
Compared to what it used to look like, it's like a little animal paradise. Small, but very nice. The current management knows how many types of animals they can accommodate, so they stick to that. It's also a great place to go if you want some peace and quiet.
Written November 7, 2011
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Nyron2015
Trinidad148 contributions
Couples
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, the zoo has mostly local animals, and some very interesting ones, the jaguar, jabiru bird, anteater, tapir and best of all some monkeys which are not caged, the zoo has a good collection of birds, the animals seems to be well taken care off in the circumstances, but what I found to be most interesting of all, is that there were wild monkeys visiting the zoo, you can see them on the trees, I would recommend visiting this zoo, its small but one thing for sure it has not taken away animals from all over the world from their natural habitat to put them up for the amusement of humans, this zoo sticks mostly to animals that are indigenous to Suriname, save about two or three species.
Written February 15, 2018
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dianaulita
Georgetown, Guyana28 contributions
Couples
My encounter with those ostrichs have lasting images in my mind.
I had the experience of seeing a real ostrich egg, which I thought was fictional from books and movies
Written January 5, 2017
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Sylvia B
Alesund, Norway11 contributions
Family
Small place, only south america animal, very dirty place. those animal look very hungry look like they havent get food for days..
Written July 23, 2015
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nomadHK
London, UK6 contributions
Family
When visiting this zoo I was shocked to see the size of the cages that the big cats were living in...
Workmen were laying new paths,this money would be better spent improving the living conditions of the animals...and maybe training for the staff in proper animal welfare..
Do Not Use the toilets DISGUSTING..
Written November 4, 2014
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NomadKK
Cape Town Central, South Africa20 contributions
Family
Sad to see cats held in such small cages....looks as though they are going stir crazy......and they have little experience of how to house such animals....basic toilet facility
Written September 20, 2014
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JerryAscione
Coral Springs, FL1,106 contributions
As an American, I'm not a big fan of touristy, crowded, price gouging zoo's, therefore; Paramaribo Zoo was perfect.

Only 10 SRD which is like $3 USD to enter. I made a right and started with the monkeys and made my way around.

One of the workers was inside cutting down some bamboo for some animals to eat The leaves and she was sweaty and tired and took the time to explain some of the animals and their names and what they like to eat.

This was a major factor for the highest rating because the workers care and are doing their best to give the animals the most comfortable environment to live in.

There were kids their having a blast on the zip line and the swing. Not too many people that day and when it rained there's plenty of shelter.

The birds will make noise all day which was awesome and the ducks and geese will make noise if you talk to them.

The spider monkey islands were awesome. They were just flipping around on their tails and swinging from the ropes not a care in the world.

I had more fun at this little zoo than I did at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo and paid a whopping $59 AUD for that one!

Written March 10, 2013
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