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Almaty Zoo, Almaty

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Enjoy a day out among animals in urban greenery at Almaty Zoo, the oldest and one of the largest zoos in Kazakhstan. Built in 1937, the zoo has been a traditional family outing spot for locals for generations. The residents represent the abundant and varied wildlife of Kazakhstan, with various types of deer, wild rams, beavers, wolves, golden eagles, Siberian stags, argalis, and others. Occupying 21 hectares (52 acres) in a central park, the zoo provides a traditional setting for animals. Himalayan bears, tigers, jaguars, leopards, yaks, elephants, and zebras are among 6,000 animals from 509 different species kept here. Take the guesswork out of planning a Almaty vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The zoo is getting better every year. I hope that soon each of the animals will approach at least a meter closer to the natural habitat from which they were all once snatched. Cells are getting bigger, many animals have gone out into the street, with some of them can be photographed in the process of feeding. Parking is a problem, but if you arrive early, you can find a place. (c) Valeriy Karibzhanov 2019
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  • Visited this zoo and remained very unpleasant precipitation. 1) The animals clearly lacked space in the enclosures. Sometimes it was noted that some animals (for example: wolves, who need to run all the time) places many times more than any tour, which just quietly eats grass in one corner. 2) The animals, as it seemed to me, catastrophic lack of water and shade. Almost all the animals looked exhausted. 3) The only pleasant place was the aquarium, which is sponsored by a commercial firm. 4) In some places animals are not marked and you can not understand who it is.
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  • We visited Almaty local zoo a few days ago. I personally visited so many zoo parks all around the world and this one was honestly the worst. There were so many moments I wanted to stop and just cry. T...  more »
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  • Not a bad zoo for such a small price. 700 tenge for adults; tickets for children aged 5-12 are 200 tenge. They have many types of animals in the zoo, all looked healthy and well fed. Some animals have a winter pavilion so that they wont feel cold during winter. The place is quite big (21 hectares), and I was made to understand that the Almaty Zoo is home to over 5,000 animals from all over the globe. Operating hours may differ during winter, may close at 5pm, other times they are open til 7-8pm daily. The website says 9pm though. I didnt see any food stalls open during winter around 10am when i was there. We were the first customers on that day (weekend) , so better come prepared with snacks. Drinking water fountains are widely available at the zoo.
  • It's a very nice zoo. The entry fee is reasonable!It has a lot of different types of animals for example 5 or 6 types of eagles. It has good playgrounds for children. It doesn't smell too stinky for a zoo. However some areas were closed like the predator house and the reptile house. Overall great experience. It takes an average of 1 to 2 hours to look around the whole zoo.
  • It is a well maintained zoo.but little tiring.Yhere is beautiful place near it ,a well maintained park with fountains boat ride and tasty food outlets
  • Very good place to take your kids and family on holidays. Here you can see mostly all kinds of animals, birds, insects. Tickets cost not so expensive. But if you to save your money, you can buy e ticket on Chocolife.me web site.
  • Sad sad zoo. Smelly with sad sad animals.
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