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Bosphorus Zoo

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Address: Crocos Place | Adres, Istanbul, Turkey

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Not well suited for international tourists

This was an interesting little zoo. Clearly a lower budget affair, but a fair mix of animals. There was no English on the map or signs, except for the name of the animals. The... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was an interesting little zoo. Clearly a lower budget affair, but a fair mix of animals. There was no English on the map or signs, except for the name of the animals. The staff also did not speak any English, though they were definitely friendly as we used our horrible Turkish with them. If you have experience with the... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The most terrible zoo I've ever been. Poor animals seem to be suffering there. I never saw a lori with such a bad fur and felt sorry about every animal there. Only one parrot looks happy. Place itself is very small both for people (99% locals) and for animals. Too crowded and a lot small babies less than 1 year... More 

16 Thank NataliSB
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We visited this lovely medium sized zoo on our recent trip to Istanbul and I have to say I (surprisingly) really enjoyed it. It's a little way out but if you visit the website you can translate it into English and our hotel was very helpful with transport. The zoo it's self is not modern by western standards but it... More 

15 Thank Heather N
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

It's difficult to call this place a Zoo even after visiting Moscow or Singapore Zoos. Nevertheless there were a lot children we couldn't walk thru because local Turkish women smoked too much sigaretss and it was impossible even for us to breath.

24 Thank Ziya M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2010

It is quite far out of Istanbul - we were in the area and so went to visit it. It is not well sign posted either, but the local people directed us to it. The whole place looks a bit tired (we did however, go in the height of summer - so maybe that is why it was very dry... More 

27 Thank MFMC

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