Pafos Zoo, Paphos
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Starting off as a private collection of birds, Pafos Zoo grew into Cyprus's biggest zoo, housing 1,200 animals that represent 210 species from around the world. Nestled in a lush subtropical forest with lakes and ponds, the zoo features mammals, reptiles, and birds, including one of the largest collections of parrots and venomous snakes in Europe. See large and rare white lions, mandrills (the largest monkeys in the world), and flying foxes, which rank among the largest bats on the globe. Watch macaw and owl performances, and check out the natural history museum at the site, which presents preserved animal fossils and various minerals. Using our world travel planner, Paphos attractions like Pafos Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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I visited in September with my nephew. As a local I was given discount which was nice. But I will say that as an animal lover the includes that the lager animals are kept in is a discrace in this day ... read more »
We thought Paphos Zoo was really nice and well worth the visit The parrot show was really good and well organised. Nice little trip!
Magnifique zoo bien aménagé et entretenu qui comporte un musée et une place de jeu immense dans sont îlot centrale. Une visite s'impose. Une navette part de la plage de pafos ...Beautiful well laid out and maintained zoo which includes a Museum and a huge play place in are central island. A visit is a must. A shuttle runs from the beach of pafos...show original
This zoo is poor!! It's sad seeing the birds in such small cages with some barley having a branch inside to keep them occupied. Most of the animals looked too hot and had dirty water to drink and some without any shade. When we arrived at the elephant enclosure you could tell it wasn't right for the baby elephant. The fresh water pond was shallow and dirty, no greenery and barely an shade. We asked the zoo keeper to give him water and spray him but ignored us and said he's been drinking all day. Twenty minutes later he decided to listen to us and you could tell the relief of the baby. To be honest I wouldnt recommend going to any zoo unless it's anything like longleat if your fond of animals. At the end of the day an animal which should be roaming free in the wild shouldn't belong in a cage for people to look at and especially in a zoo by itself without a companion.
Great little zoo, we visit every year! Fantastic to see new additions every year in large, well maintained enclosures. Animals seem happy and well cared for. Always excited to see animals from all around the world even my birth land Australia!!! I love to watch some of the star attractions like the lions growing up year after year, from young cubs to adolescents to full grown adults!!!! Just can't wait to see the elephants this year! The bird show is a little loud but a must see. TIP: when visiting during summer, go early in the morning or late afternoon. Hats, water a must. There is a lot of walking but we'll worth it :)
This Zoo is just concerned about making money and they do not care about animal welfare. As a result one of the two newly imported elephants of the Zoo died. Avoid
Having read other reviews I had second thoughts but glad I visited. Zoo was small but well maintained. Some cages could be bigger but animals seemed well cared for in general. The elephants were not chained as other reviews had stated, they were free to wander around the enclosure which seemed adequate to me and the elephants although young are four and five years old according to an article I read so probably old enough to leave their mothers. Restaurant served good food at a reasonable price. Would recommend visiting morning or evening in July or August as it was very hot. We had a good couple of hours here and having visited lots of zoos this one is worth a look.
Importing baby elephants from a country which is ripping them from their social circles and families is a disgrace, then chaining them !!! until you realise the sorrow and misery you are contributing to, you will not have much success. The world is changing so change with it or fail !! Animal cruelty will not be tolerated
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