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“Poor staffing and poor animals!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Vallee des Oiseaux

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Poor staffing and poor animals!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is fairly close to our hotel so we decided to pop in. It is supposed to be free, and it even says on the board outside that it's free, but 2 pushy horrible security guards insisted we pay 10 dirhams per person!! This is only about 80p but due to his attitude and lack of English we decided to pay him as it probably would have been worth more than that anyway.

The first wildlife we encountered were the many feral cats with limbs missing and patchy fur - don;t be tempted to pick them up, they are everywhere. The place was smaller than expected, there was an array of birds and goats plus a monkey that looked like it wanted to end it all, probably due to the fact it was kept in a tiny cage alone!! The area was not that clean and there was not much in the way of information. Birds are kept in poor conditions in small cages and we felt sorry for them. We didn't stay there long as it didn't feel safe and we escaped through the gate before the security could demand more money - they were trying to get money out of someone else at the time!!

Visited October 2013
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sheffield, UK
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“Nice walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

This was close to our hotel, it made a nice walk up to the main commercial area, the zoo was ok (not a big fan of zoo's) animals did seem to be well looked after, a couple of playgrounds as well.

Visited October 2013
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new denham
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9 reviews
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“not many birds”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

ok for small children as it doesnt take long to walk round,standards could be better as the larger animals are in quite small enclosures.however this area is where the taxis stop so is a good meeting place for groups,you can also get a drink at the entrance.the small tour operator next to the gates is very good for day trips in a 4x4 with an excellent service.

Visited September 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awful place!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Wandered through here with my wife today as it looked like a decent short cut. It is a truly awful place and the aggressive monkey looked suicidal as opposed to aggressive. The conditions the animals are kept in are sub standard and places like this shouldn't exist. It's free hence it got a star!

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Bournemouth
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“Don't bother!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is basically a very shabby zoo housing some animals and birds in what look like quite poor conditions. Also toilets were truly awful and the attendant shouted at me until I gave him money having used them.

Visited October 2013
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