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“children requested to repeat the visit”
Review of The Zoo

Reviewed August 3, 2017

there are some issues you should understand before estimating the ZOO in Giza ( or Cairo as they are almost the same ) , first , it is ancient place , yes it is more than 100 years old , so of course the standards when it was established are not the same as modern zoos in USA as example , second this is Egypt and of course the financial abilities are much less than western countries , so changing every thing for better places of the animals will cost a lot , which is not the priority here , it is poor country , and people needs these money more in other fields of their daily life , so you got the point , and remember no one can remove the buildings and small gardens inside it as all are historic places and monuments by law
here the admission fees are very cheap 5 LE only which is almost nothing , and in comparison to the big improvement happened , and a lot of animals added , I guess it is a beautiful experience , my family loved it very much , they got photos with Lion cubs and they are proud of that so much , recommended to you , just remember the notes before if you have seen many western zoos

Thank Ahmad B
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I really don't recommend zoos especially when the animals are clearly unhappy however I do recommend the Giza zoo only because of the history around it. This was once just a part of the gardens of the Khedive's palace on the Nile. It used to actually extend to the Nile! The water and sewage system under the zoo are ingeniously design to flow from and drain into the Nile. The first design of the zoo was the first of its kind but was abandoned due to funnelling of funds to more important social development projects at the time. The idea and design was then taken and implemented in France, the Parc Zoologique de Paris. What you'll find today is a relatively large park with much greenery and many old and rare trees interspersed with ancient cages 'displaying' animals. Fortunately the administration of the zoo are not too ambitious and therefore most of the animals don't need exhorbitant care and have become quite domesticated including the giraffes and elephants and are more than happy for you to feed them! Must tip the keepers though.

2  Thank Amin A
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Very nice place to visit, i ,love animal life and this zoo is full of it, we had our private guide and he made things easy for us, it is a place to go again.

Thank ferrao2014
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

We happened to go to the Cairo Zoo on a national holiday. It appears that taking your family to the zoo is the thing to do in Cairo on a holiday. This place was packed. The zoo has many open areas and lots of shade trees. Every bit of shade had blankets spread out while families enjoyed picnics. The winding trails were an endless game of soccer. Kids ran about kicking soccer balls but never seemed underfoot. It was wonderful watching families enjoying their day off.

I think we were the only foreigners there. I was wearing my cowboy hat and was surprised that several people asked if they could take my picture. I was happy to oblige.

The zoo is inexpensive. Tickets were around $2. The zoo is big and has a wide variety of animals. I never had the feeling that they were "sad" or mistreated. There is lots of foliage and the grounds are attractive. There are lots of stands selling food and drinks. There are plenty of places to sit and rest.

Thank okiesooner09
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Maybe if people stop going they'll close it down.

I'm sure they're doing the best they can with limited funding, but visitors from western countries will see right away that the living conditions of these animals is very poor.

There is no stimulative activities for them, and honestly walking through there just makes you sad.

Not a good experience for kids or adults.

1  Thank Mai C
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