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Lion Zoo

#48 of 71 things to do in Addis Ababa Features Animals
Russia Street | Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Closed because of Safety Hazard

Haha, what a foolery. This place is closed! Our taxi driver told us the caretaker got eaten by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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different experience with unique lion

this lions as i heard from the guide unique to the world available only in ethiopia good to visit... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Russia Street | Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haha, what a foolery. This place is closed! Our taxi driver told us the caretaker got eaten by the lions, so they had to shoot them after a life in captivity, how animal friendly really, so since end 2016 there is this Muslim Exposition taking...More

Thank theTimeTravellersBox
Reviewed 15 June 2017

this lions as i heard from the guide unique to the world available only in ethiopia good to visit they say it is black lion but the place isn't that much of a zoo i think it is old zoo

1  Thank zekariaskeb
Reviewed 26 May 2017

No information about the closure on the internet, hence this would be the second best place to post about it. Hope they will find the lions back sooner than later to reopen the place.

1  Thank Annelies D
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This place has been around for a long time, it brings back lots of memories and it's no wonder why. What better way to experience wildlife, particularly lions when you are in the middle of a busy city. It's such a great place to go...More

Thank Eglah A
Reviewed 17 April 2017

If you are interested of animals this is a place to see the Ethopian Black Maned Lion. The Zoo is not very nice as a place for the animals but it is nice to see these beautiful animals!

Thank Connyswede
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Lion park of Addis is the only lively lion home and one can see those lions and lioness in a single Lion Zoo at Sidist Kilo .Those who are interested in Safari tours can visit this Zoo by near distance. Not only the lions...More

Thank 524trip
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Bummer, it's closed for remodeling or maintenance until April, I am told. I do hope this will bring larger environments than I hear they have but I'm so disappointed I won't get to go.

1  Thank C0wgirly
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Close this place down! You can see the distress in these beautiful animals kept in small cages for the amusement of locals. Anyone who enjoys this kind of attraction should be ashamed of themselves.

1  Thank Geezer186338
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This place has several lions in captivity. Sad for the lions. But, got to see the African lion...huge mane and all. Much much bigger than Asian lions. Visited in 2016. Was closed in Jan 2017 for renovation. Will open in April - May 2017 they...More

Thank dhananjayaa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

These Abyssinian lions have darker manes and their body size is also said to be different (i.e. smaller). There are also other animals in the zoo including kudu, tortoise... I recommend this zoo for those interested in details e,g, the unique features of the Abyssinian...More

Thank YaredD22
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