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Almaty Zoo

#18 of 202 things to do in Almaty Features Animals
St Esenberlin, 166, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 291 3719
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Old style zoo with many raptors

Don't come here expecting the San Diego zoo. This one has small cages and modest outdoor areas... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
A pretty sad zoo with maintenance issue

The animals inside looked pretty sad. I saw tigers tried to find the weak spot of the cage. But... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Jan 2, 2017
“Old style zoo with many raptors”
Aug 5, 2016
“Lots of animals but the zoo is dated”
St Esenberlin, 166, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 291 3719
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Don't come here expecting the San Diego zoo. This one has small cages and modest outdoor areas. Lots of impressive sized raptors: Eagles, vultures, owls.

1  Thank torla42
Reviewed September 17, 2016

The animals inside looked pretty sad. I saw tigers tried to find the weak spot of the cage. But the worst part should be the exotic animals area. I saw some containers with broken glasses, and inside there's an anaconda.

1  Thank sokwokwai
Reviewed August 30, 2016

The animals are in small cages, they all look miserable. The stay leaves you more depressed than happy. Avoid it at all costs and definitely don't go there with children. Gave me nightmares, If anyone is an animal lover - STAY AWAY. When i went...More

1  Thank juliamaciazek
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We visited the zoo many times, positives: it's not too crowded and you can go through fairly quickly within an an hour and a half and it has a very wide variety of animals. The negatives: the zoo has never really been modernized since I...More

Thank Travelnomad789
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Prison for animals with small cages. It's obvious that animals are suffering, they are hungry, monkeys are asking for food from visitors and ready to eat anything they can receive. Some rare animals died, female tiger died recently. It's a pity.

1  Thank Taissiya
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

An excellent place and to watch the exotic animals and bears. There are many species of birds and on the pond front one can see various types of ducks and yes they are friendly to you. The animals are kept well and fed well. The...More

Thank sumantapaul
Reviewed May 8, 2016

This zoo is not well organised or planned.You don't get any map directing you to the exhibits.The exhibits don't have any English placards.The animals hardly have open movement places.The varieties too are limited.However the Bears,the Rhinos,the Hippos and the Siberian Tiger look very healthy.The Gorky...More

Thank ArunLoyalka
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Even the fact that this is so cheap does not recommend it as a higher price might have been used to invest some money in caring for the animals. Some of the exhibits involving birds and native wildlife are faintly interesting but the level of...More

2  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Avoid at all cost. I'm in general a man who can accept going to the zoo as long as you can see the animals are cared for, and somewhat being entertaint. This is not the case here. Small cages, you see the bears walking back...More

2  Thank Soren L
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

If you care about animals, then avoid this place. The animals have no room to exercise, are given low quality food and are shadows or their wild counterparts. Polar bears can run 40kph and up to 30km a day; this one is kept in a...More

2  Thank James M
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Galya M
скажите пожалуйста, а зоопарк когда начинает работать? начиная с лета или вот сейчас в апреле уже работает?
April 11, 2015|
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Response from BonVoyageEliteZhan | Reviewed this property |
Алматинский зоопарк работает круглый год с 09-00 до 19-00. Зимой вы не сможете увидеть обезьянок, жирафа, бегемот и т.д. Есть павильоны, где увидите рыбок, пресмыкающийся как змеи, вараны, черепахи, птичек.
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