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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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  • With the arrival of new management team this place is having a rebirth, rejuvenation. Still a lot of work ahead. Recommend to visit with kids and family. New expositions coming all the time.  more »
  • I was a little surprised that there are so many interesting animals. This place has great potential but it needs some improvements and better conditions for many amimals.  more »
  • Good walk if you have no claims. Pretty big. Inside has hidden a bunch of different houses, which also exhibit. Snakes, fish, etc. Do not miss. After it is necessary to go to a nearby park to ride on a catamaran on the Lake
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  • Surprisingly well organised zoo with comfortable entrance and great area for walks and rest. Animals are living in quite wide and spacious areas, which is good to mention unlike many ex-Soviet capitals zoos. Various cafes and kiosks are good to buy things and drinks when it's hot. However not all toilets are working within the zoo. Also, I would propose to put bands with names and parent's phone number on each entering kid because many children get lost and you hear them crying for Mom. İn general, absolutely must-visit place when you're in Almaty with family and kids.
  • Great improvements since the past years. Wheelchair access needs to be improved. Animal living conditions should be improved further.
  • cool zoo
  • Not worth to visit this place. You loose your precious time and mony also. Very poorly maintained. Most of animals cages are empty.
  • This is the worse zoo I have seen. Thought, it is improving.
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