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Surabaya's Zoo

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A place to kill your time in the city.

This is not a must see attraction, however, there are not many attractions in the city to begin... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2019
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Compact Zoo

Surabaya Zoo is among the oldest Zoo in Java. Built during Dutch Colonial rule in 1916, it sit on... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia
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  • Average34%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible20%
Jan 11, 2019
“A place to kill your time in the city. ”
Aug 27, 2018
“Compact Zoo”
Jl. Setail 1, Surabaya, Indonesia
+62 31 5618540
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If these animals had voices they would have cried out for HELP along time ago!! This isn't a zoo it's a evil, torturous and sadistic place. THESE ANIMALS ARE BEING STARVED AND MISTREATED! If i could give 0 stars i would. These animals have hearts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank deztenie
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

This is not a must see attraction, however, there are not many attractions in the city to begin with, so I guess you could be stuck with this option if you want to kill your time. I got to see few types of monkeys and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gayan1991
Reviewed November 18, 2018

before going we naively didn't read any reviews, so had no expectations however after visiting we would never ever go again and would discourage everyone from going. don't support this zoo. animals are clearly malnourished and obviously depressed. no way for any animals to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Callie H
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Decided to drop by with the kids because we thought it would be good for them. We have never been so wrong. The place was so dirty with rubbish littering everywhere. And please, try to avoid visiting the toilet if you can. As for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TeeT256
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The worst zoo in the world. Neglected, malnourished, starved (many to death), and mistreated animals. Pounds of plastics and wood found in their stomach after autopsy. Bones of animals sticking out. Horrible horrible inhuman conditions. Animals should not be living or be treated like this....More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Maryvx
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Surabaya Zoo is among the oldest Zoo in Java. Built during Dutch Colonial rule in 1916, it sit on the city center of Surabaya and host various animals. While old Cikini Zoo built in 1864 in Capital Jakarta has been demolished and relocated to larger...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank edowo
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Do a google search on Surabaya Zoo and you will find some stories on the disgusting state of the zoo and the poor animal care that previously resulted in the death of animals contained there. I had to go and see it for myself to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
8  Thank SoloOver50Traveler
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We visited Surabaya Zoo on a Sunday morning. It being a holiday, the zoo was too crowded. If you have a choice, go on a week day. The zoo itself is a compact one with well laid walkways and animal enclosures on both sides. Enclosures...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank rajiv1951
Reviewed June 20, 2018

the location is strategic but the animals are need more attention,some cage very smell and some animal little bit skinny.must pay another ticket for to see the fish,snake or crocodile but not complete.some fish tank still empty.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hendkur
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I was petty exited to see the zoo but I feel bad about zoo. As their no so much attraction in Surabaya I go to the zoo but its in bad condition.More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mayank S
Adelina G, Staff Hubungan Masyarakat at Surabaya's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

hello ms mayank.thankyou for your atention for surabaya zoo. in the beginning of revitalization in our zoo. surabaya zoo has more improvement in many side of this zoo. hopely, ms mayank can join again to visit surabaya zoo, to feel how excited to become our...More

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