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“Average zoo, but what else did I expect from Kuwait?”
Review of Kuwait Zoo

Kuwait Zoo
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Average zoo, but what else did I expect from Kuwait?”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Nothing about it was special, but nothing was too terrible either. A very ordinary experience without much excitement. Some places are a bit sparse while others felt a bit messy. All in all, I'd say it is a place to visit just once, and only if you are bored in Kuwait.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise...!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Before venturing to the Zoo, I 'googled' to find quite some negative reviews and was not too excited about going if not for my Arab friend and her daughter insisting. To my amazement, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised with the outing - the zoo is spacious and the place kept clean. There are gazebos set up where you can have a picnic with friends / families (outside food allowed but please don't feed the animals with them).

Best yet were the number of animals found - they all looked well kept and fed. Look out for the black bear - it was huge. Late spring is perfect time for a few hours' walk around without feeling the heat. There is also a short train ride for the kids and families.

Entrance fee is amazingly cheap - 500 fils for adult.

Visited April 2013
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2 Thank K2travelgirl
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Decrepit”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Animals in shoddy conditions, decrepit infrastructure, filthy, worst zoo I've ever visited. Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world - it should be ashamed.

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6 Thank Hilaliya
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Hawalli, Kuwait
Level 4 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Poor Animals”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Not a place you would want to go if any concern for animals in captivity. Monkey cage is way toooooo small and dirty. Timber wolves who would live on a mountain side are confide to a small pen. All cats pace back and forth. A sad place

Visited September 2012
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Unfortunately, It is realy a disaster”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

A few days ago I had the opportunity to visit the Kuwait Zoo with my kids. unfortunately, the only zoo in country like Kuwait was neglected. we had visited many zoos all around the would, but that was the worst. Admission to the zoo is very cheap 500 fils comparing with other zoos.

Majority of the people who visit the zoo do not respect the animals nor do they respect any of the rules, and feed the animals with diffrent kind of food, climb over the fence, and cutting the greens .

Animal cages were realy tiny and crowded which make animal movement is really limited were dirty and smelly. and there are no maintenance.

Although Kuwait ( my country )is a rich country, the I am realy sorry that Kuwait zoo, is realy a disaster.

Visited March 2013
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