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Address: Russia Street | Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Just To see Few Lions

Place is ok. There is a nominal entry fee and then you can see 5 or 6 caged lion sleeping all the time. I actually dont like to see animals caged so i didn't liked this place that... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
Anas A
Ahmedabad, India
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

it is not fun to visit the zoo at all. the lion's don't have enough space to properly move. They look like they are going crazy. They should close this facility and put the lion's in a better environment

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Place is ok. There is a nominal entry fee and then you can see 5 or 6 caged lion sleeping all the time. I actually dont like to see animals caged so i didn't liked this place that much.

Thank Anas A
Stormville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

It was an awesome and a great feeling being so close to royalty. Strongly recommend this activity. Only wish I could pet one of them. Lol.

Thank wallymack56
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I happened to be downtown walking about with an Ethiopian friend and saw this and asked about it so he suggested we walk through. We were maybe there 30 minutes and that was only because it was very crowded- it was a weekend and filled with local Ethiopians. This seems to be a gathering place, sort of park for locals... More 

Thank Twdoc504
Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

this is a very small zoo, there are a few lions, birds monkeys and so on. the lions looked stressed and out of order

Thank kemmax
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This zoo is the only Animal zoo found in Addis Ababa, which is small. In Animal Zoo it can be like a big zoo, animal safety, food and drink and children play ground but also adults spar time should be there. carnival and music entertainment can be here in abroad way. finally the location is good but the space is... More 

Thank Abiy T
Kano, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This type of lion are very unique in their color and sizes. they are very big and fairly reddish in color. The only problem is that most if not all of the lions in that zoo are very old. there is need for having new generation of the same species. If you go round there also extremely beautiful antelopes and... More 

Thank Yau_Kantsi
San Diego
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I don't think the animals in this zoo get proper care. It is small place and don't have many animals. If you want to see real Ethiopian lion, you might have to go to safari outside Addis Ababa

Thank Morgan C
Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Excellent value (low ticket price) go at feeding time for more fun. Kids will love it a definite "must see" place

Thank David S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The zoo is very old and poorly maintained. There are only a few animals on display, and they are not presented well. The good news is that the city is building a new and modern zoo which will open soon.

Thank derejeb

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