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Reviewed March 15, 2019

I wish I could give 0 stars. This zoo was absolutely horrible. I love going to zoos for every place I travel to, so we were super excited for the elephant rides and other neat attractions they had listed. I went the week after Christmas because I was told the lights and fake snow area were to die for. The animals were clearly malnourished. The monkey's hair was so matted that I couldn't bear to look at them. Every single exhibit was dirty and looked like it had never been kept up. The reptile room (if you can even call it that) HAD A DEAD LIZARD BEING PASSED OFF AS ALIVE!! It took us a minute to notice the tiny pin holding the lizard to the tree. The best part about this zoo is the food at the beginning. Half of the exhibits were closed, and the other half were so bad, I left with a hurting heart. Do NOT go here unless you have papers to shut this place down. Plz don't support what these people are doing.

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank hannahlizmc
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

Very fun and the cost was reasonable as well. It was well worth the time to make this trip. We had fun and was able to see many animals closer up than in some zoo's.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gayron F
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

My family goes to the Okinawa Zoo every Christmas to see the lights and play in the snow and enjoy the laser light show. Great for all ages!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 697jima
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

I witnessed 4 workers and two elephants at the Okinawa Zoo... I was up on a higher ledge looking down and the elephants and they kept looking up to see if anyone was watching.. they were taking a long wooden dowel and smacking the elephant in the foot and then would stand next to it and intimidate it by hitting the stick off their hand.. then the guy who was near the back with a wheel barrel cleaning up the poop walked to the side of elephant pulled something small out of his pocket and stuck it into the elephants back side.. the elephant let out an awful scream. A bunch of non compassionate people working with the elephants. I left the zoo very upset. I took several pictures and videos of the torture... hopefully who ever they work for see this and actual care about the welfare of the elephants. :(

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank Hagerfam
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

I was debating between 1 - 2 stars because the interactive museum inside is a nice place for young children. At the end only one. The museum requires a significant surcharge making it an independent experience. The zoo deserves to be close for the terrible conditions the animal are kept. I’ve seen cleaner places on TV when they raid houses where the keep animals abused. Small cages, unclean.

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank MarkR639
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