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Almaty Zoo

#20 of 205 things to do in Almaty Features Animals
St Esenberlin, 166, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 291 3719
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Affordable and alright

We spent a few hours at the Almaty Zoo about a week ago during our time in the city. It is an easy... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Moncton, Canada
Old style zoo with many raptors

Don't come here expecting the San Diego zoo. This one has small cages and modest outdoor areas... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 May 2017
“Affordable and alright”
2 Jan 2017
“Old style zoo with many raptors”
St Esenberlin, 166, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 291 3719
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

We spent a few hours at the Almaty Zoo about a week ago during our time in the city. It is an easy zoo to get around, well laid out, some areas under construction or recently updated so it’s nice they are able to keep...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Don't come here expecting the San Diego zoo. This one has small cages and modest outdoor areas. Lots of impressive sized raptors: Eagles, vultures, owls.

2  Thank torla42
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The animals inside looked pretty sad. I saw tigers tried to find the weak spot of the cage. But the worst part should be the exotic animals area. I saw some containers with broken glasses, and inside there's an anaconda.

1  Thank sokwokwai
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The animals are in small cages, they all look miserable. The stay leaves you more depressed than happy. Avoid it at all costs and definitely don't go there with children. Gave me nightmares, If anyone is an animal lover - STAY AWAY. When i went...More

1  Thank juliamaciazek
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited the zoo many times, positives: it's not too crowded and you can go through fairly quickly within an an hour and a half and it has a very wide variety of animals. The negatives: the zoo has never really been modernized since I...More

Thank Travelnomad789
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Prison for animals with small cages. It's obvious that animals are suffering, they are hungry, monkeys are asking for food from visitors and ready to eat anything they can receive. Some rare animals died, female tiger died recently. It's a pity.

1  Thank Taissiya
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

An excellent place and to watch the exotic animals and bears. There are many species of birds and on the pond front one can see various types of ducks and yes they are friendly to you. The animals are kept well and fed well. The...More

Thank sumantapaul
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This zoo is not well organised or planned.You don't get any map directing you to the exhibits.The exhibits don't have any English placards.The animals hardly have open movement places.The varieties too are limited.However the Bears,the Rhinos,the Hippos and the Siberian Tiger look very healthy.The Gorky...More

Thank ArunLoyalka
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Even the fact that this is so cheap does not recommend it as a higher price might have been used to invest some money in caring for the animals. Some of the exhibits involving birds and native wildlife are faintly interesting but the level of...More

2  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Avoid at all cost. I'm in general a man who can accept going to the zoo as long as you can see the animals are cared for, and somewhat being entertaint. This is not the case here. Small cages, you see the bears walking back...More

2  Thank Soren L
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