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Pafos Zoo, Paphos

(3.6/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Very nice zoo predominantly birds. Tigers ,girraffes, lions and a great view out to sea.Indoor bird flying etc.  more »
  • Large variety of birds, some very uncommon. Well run parrots and owl show and the birds seemed happy, well looked after and enjoying the attention. You can keep your views about "animals for entertain...  more »
  • In my opinion it is too small and there are too much birds, everything is dirty and staff looks bored and tired. Parrot show was nice but very short.  more »
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  • I am not a zoo expert but this is the best I have seen. Obviously happy animals brilliantly looked after by enthusiastic staff, Elephants, giraffes, lions, monkeys but also a superb bird collection including trained hawks. If in Cyprus this is a MUST SEE!!
  • 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.
  • Some big animals here. Lots of parking. You need about 2 to 3 hours.
  • 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