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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. To visit Almaty Zoo and other attractions in Almaty, use our Almaty tour planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Good Zoo. True, not all of the animals had been able to consider the heat! Many were hiding in the shadows. Love giraffes-handsome! The polar bear was cooled in water, brown bears feeding at his Momma's demanded, monkey cries lured visitors.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Heart blood bleeds when just remember about the Zoo. These hungry, sick animals are not even cry out for help. They are accustomed to the nonhuman environment in their eyes with longing and humility. If you want to learn gentleness, you and your children exactly in Almaty Zoo. If you wish to remain indifferent to others ' suffering and cultivate in themselves the heartlessness, go here. The only reason you can come to this place, so this feed and tell your Darling pet gentle word. What little beasts away from home, so they still live in anguish. Maybe someone out there and good, but I have not seen.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Within Gorki park, it was more than 15 years ago that we visited the zoo. It has improved a lot but we felt sorry for the monkey which looked so sad.  more »
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  • March 20, 2017
    Not worth to visit this place. You loose your precious time and mony also. Very poorly maintained. Most of animals cages are empty.
  • July 14, 2017
    Has improved a lots, good variety of animals, has been renovated in 2016
  • February 29, 2016
    Nice place for relaxing walking, but it is too crowded in weekends. There are many animal's facilities in not good condition.
  • December 15, 2016
    Amazing palace for animal lovers..
  • July 23, 2016
    best zoo in Almaty !!! really good

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Where to stay in Almaty

Accommodations in the urban area of Almaty can be found almost exclusively in the grid-system city center. Located close to the main train station, you'll find hotels both upmarket and budget, with the former enjoying commanding views of the mountains on tree-lined boulevards, and the latter tucked away on the central district's side streets. Ski resorts to the south, as well as wild camping opportunities, provide good options for those wanting to get active and enjoy the surrounding landscape.
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