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The City Zoo

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Address: Next to the park opposite to Privoz central market, Odessa 65007, Ukraine
Phone Number:
+380 48 722 5589

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Small Zoo, Poorly Kept

I love animals and my girl friend's son loved going to see them. However, this zoo and many of the animals are in very, very bad repair. Several of the animals are underfed and... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2014
Holladay, Utah
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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have visited the zoo twice, and it hasn't improved between visits! Animals are not well looked after and are rather sad, not much room for them. It would be better to close this down.

Thank Andrew S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

As I have lots of reviews about malnourished animals, I went there my self and see how they are now. What I found was well fed animals with well maintained conditions. They may look not well fed as some animals are not trimmed and left with the old hair, close scrutiny tells that they have large bellies (or some of... More 

5 Thank Shibai-Chutatsu
Holladay, Utah
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151 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

I love animals and my girl friend's son loved going to see them. However, this zoo and many of the animals are in very, very bad repair. Several of the animals are underfed and in bad living quarters. If this zoo was in the U.S., the owners would be in jail. Apart from that...they have electric cars for little kids... More 

Thank Scott_M_From_Utah
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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178 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

That's awful place. Dirty and stinky. Thin animals are kept in tiny cells. I don't think they have enough food. It looks like concentration camp...

1 Thank brilliantcreature
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

The saddest place in Odessa so far, in my three years living here, I've never seen so terrible place. The animals are sad due don't have enough space, people can feed them with whatever they want without any respect for rules and international regulations. Is like to see tigers in a circus cage...sad. Dint even dare to visit the public... More 

1 Thank Guspianist
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

Awlful place to visit. All the animals are placed in tiny cages with no room to move around. The only elephant was swinging side to side in a corner and would do nothing else. The wild cats would run around in and out of there tiny boxes like they have lost the plot. They seemed restless and unsettled. The animals... More 

5 Thank English_Gary
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Ok so when my friend decided to take me to the zoo, I didn't have high hopes after reading the other reviews. But being Australian I was convinced to go because the had recently captured a Kangaroo in Odessa (someone's illegally imported bet which has escaped) and placed the animal in the zoo. This was very popular attraction for the... More 

2 Thank Sarahkoni
Bremerton, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Nice but sad conditions that the animals have to live in. I only wish I could relocate and upgrade it much.

1 Thank Colin L
Odessa, Ukraine
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

This place should be closed down and the animals transferred to a city that can afford them. Very poor state of affairs, very sad. Lots of cats.

1 Thank Mark D
Odessa, Ukraine
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2012

I have visited lot of countries and lot of zoos there. This place is poorest zoo you can find. Dirty animals, bad conditions, poor territory. I think that animal protection organizations should save animals from this zoo.

2 Thank Cosmic1255

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