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Manuela N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This was the second time I went, with the family and just because my son loves animals so much. But it is just sad. Nothing in this Zoo meets any standarts. Neglected, the animals are just a sad drama show. Malnourished, enclosers way to small. There is no space for any of the animals even the snakes. Keepers just sit there doing nothing. Lion enclosure was totally overgrown with grass. They were just meat and bones. This Zoo needs to be closed and the animals relocated. It is in the middle of the busy, loud and dirty town. I feel very sorry for all the animals there. Since the opening 1957, there haven't been any improvements I guess, because this is how the Zoo looks like. I know it is not Europe but, for the sake of the animals, please close this Zoo and relocate it to a better, bigger place. This Zoo desperately needs money and a sponsor. I don't understand how animal wellfare haven't closed this Zoo already.
Written 14 September 2023
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jujuu733
Manchester, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Impressive zoo. Needs more work though to improve the facilities. They need to advertise and they will be good. Very happy
Written 1 September 2023
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Antityco
Kalamazoo, MI410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Lots of reviewers have unfairly compared it to a European zoo with lots of money. I actually think that it's a fine zoo for its size and the money that they have to keep it going. We saw lots of interesting animals and the placards were very informative.
Written 11 February 2023
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Eco Tour Ghana
Greater Accra, Ghana495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Great Experience😍 with the best Tour Guide ❤️. The Tour Guide was very Knowledgeable and Experienced as he took us to other attractions near the zoo 😊. Contact Mr Noisty on +233 558712206🇬🇭. The animals we awesome as we took a lot of pictures and also the site guide educated us on most of them 🔥.
Written 12 December 2022
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kandy274
Somerset, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Full of animals. Great place to see them all. Don't jump over the fences as the animals are dangerous.
Written 30 December 2019
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Grace Mensah
Greater Accra, Ghana19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
We saw the hyenas but had gained weight because the cage was too small for them. But on the next visit, we were told the hyenas were dead. Sad to know. I enjoyed myself. We met the orphan elephant "Batu" who was rescued and he is quite friendly. But the place needs a lot of assistance and maintenance.
Written 7 November 2019
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thismanisnice
New York City, NY92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Based on the reviews here I had very low expectations for this place. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed buying bananas inside and feeding the chimps, baboons, and elephant. Additionally, they have camels, duikers, porcupines, crocs, birds, snakes, donkeys, tortoises, and civets. It's also the site of a large colony of wild bats. The animals seemed to be healthy and well fed. My only criticism is that I would like to see some company for the elephant and the olive baboon, and that the chimps have more space.
Written 3 September 2018
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Tito Pizza and Pasta
Kumasi, Ghana3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Yes is a dream but need much to be improve to be real the area is cool and with good management will be possible to create that area real nice
Written 7 November 2017
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Midasc
Leuven, Belgium27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Small zoo site that is very poorly maintained. Walkways are covered with plants or broken. Animal cages are way to small and you can see the animals misery. Especially the chimpanzees were in a bad physical and mental shape... Gave me quite a depressive feeling but I heard they will be renovating it soon so I hope that will improve the situation.
Written 24 July 2017
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Annette G
Oxford, UK60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Business
First of all, Kumasi Zoo IS OPEN. It has never been closed. Sadly there is a building site track behind the market so it is not obvious but if you walk alongside the temporary wall from the right of the cultural centre gate (when you are on the street), you will come to an opening a little way down. You go through that opening and the zoo entrance is on the left down the hill. We have had many locals telling us the zoo has been closed 'because all of the animals died' - both statements are untrue.

European zoos have begun with a zoo keeper consultancy programme to assist the zoo and improve animal welfare etc. This is what I have been involved in for a few months here.

The site hasn't changed for 60 years but recently a new zoo manager, who is also a qualified veterinarian, was brought in and already there are some dramatic changes. This is a zoo to watch as its future is changing and I believe they are building up to a grand re-opening (not that it was ever closed). There is an awful lot of potential in this zoo and more people are noticing this. I have been to considerably worse zoos in West Africa and across Asia so was actually quite relieved when I first arrived. This is an African zoo and don't forget many European and American zoos used to look like this once upon a time.

Some enclosures are small but animals are being shifted around where possible to create more appropriate environments for the animals and better social welfare for primates. An new elephant facility has been designed for the zoo and there are negotiations taking place in Kumasi for this to be achieved within the next year. Funding and local donations need to be generated to help this zoo. Being government run, very little money gets filtered down to the actual animals at present, but with more focus, this may be likely to change.

Animals within the collection include chimpanzees, an elephant, a hyena, tortoises, civet, monkeys, crocodiles, birds (including a crowned eagle in an enclosure that was sponsored by Barclays Bank - probably 60 years ago), snakes and many more. There did used to be lions and yes they were old and eventually passed on, but that doesn't mean that the other animals aren't interesting.

All of the animals in the zoo at present are animals that are mostly native to West Africa specifically. Therefore this is an important aspect for education.

As an animal lover, my problem is with people and how animals are still perceived in parts of the world such as this- like a circus attraction. If you do not feed any animals items that are bad for them or ask them to do tricks, you should enjoy your day much better because you are watching the animals be animals.

Go and visit the zoo. If you do, I encourage you to see its potential and not how sad it is. All of the animals look healthy- again, I have seen considerably worse in other African zoos.
Written 13 June 2017
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