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Address: Sumskaya St., 35, Kharkiv 61022, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380 57 705 4490
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Best City Zoo I have been to in Ukraine so far

Although I visited on a wet March morning, I still preferred this zoo over Odessa, Kiev & Mykoliav. Normally at the end of Winter the animals look like they are dying but here the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 March 2016
Darren J
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is old zoo and could have been great place, but many cages are very-very dirty. No design, no style. There are some areas that are kept better and renovated, but mostly it provokes a huge pity for animals that are kept there.

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Kharkov zoo has good location, not far from center city and you can use public transportation. Pay special attention to the contact zoo inside! Kids love this place! All animals – look like in good condition, friendly for people. I was worry about black bears – they are pacing back and forth. But, Kharkov zoo is nice place for parents... More 

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Kharkov, Kharkivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

A bit worn out, but beeing renovated. Lovely place for kids. Pay special attention to the contact zoo inside! Kids love it!

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Thank Andriy R
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I've been there since I was a child and then when I visited Kharkov. Once I visited in winter time; the camel was confused by the cold rain. The bear seemed circus crazy pacing back and forth. Goats look hungry. Not a sight for animal lovers

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1 Thank Alex T
Kiev, Ukraine
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Although I visited on a wet March morning, I still preferred this zoo over Odessa, Kiev & Mykoliav. Normally at the end of Winter the animals look like they are dying but here the animals all look in good condition.

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1 Thank Darren J
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

One of the best zoo in the world. In the downtown, close to the subway stations it is the good idea to see animals and relax especially in the summer time. Morning us the best time.

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Lviv, L'vivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Very nice zoo, quite good mantained (but a lot of rats! But it's a zoo :) ) the animals doesn't have the best conditions to stay, I would say average conditions, but I know that some other zoos are in worse condition, so for Ukraine I would say that this one is good enough. At the entrance you can pay... More 

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Good stuff is working there, animals don't have that "bother movements", so there is an indicator that they are in good care and mood

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

The zoo is fun attraction. You can purchase bag of vegetables to feed some of the animals. Watch out for llama, they will help themselves to your food bag! The zoo has many attractions, wide variety of animals.

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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

As for me,keeping animals in cages doesn't mean torturing them. It's a fact that in zoo animal lives longer life and if you see how often animals give birth in Kharkov zoo,you can say they should feel good there! I like this place for opportunity to communicate with animals. You can pet them,feed them with carrots (you can buy special... More 

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