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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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  • You can see a lot of things, but it is better to choose the warm weather. We were there in October and therefore froze. As well, there is everything what you want-and the animals and birds, and a serpentarium.
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  • Zoo with a rich history. A very large variety of representatives of fauna. Attend it better in the summertime because in winter indoor fragrances even those. A very large area, Lake with waterfowl, raptors, primates, elephants, Aquarium, terrarium, birds, Antelope, zebras and other animals. Everything is clean, neat, nice walk on shady avenues.
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  • After reading recent reviews, has been set up at worst. Impressions remained good, say that changed recently and you can see that the old zoo, but it began to restore and build new open-air cages for animals. I have not had the impression that the animals are tortured or hungry. A large variety of animals, but we could not see the animals warm countries (giraffes, elephants, monkeys, etc.) due to the fact that they were in order, and they can be seen are not provided to the public. We found that view with a child 11 years old, we were wondering, although there were many European zoos and lived in Moscow, where there is a great Petting Zoo. Of course, if you care about the Zoo's infrastructure, that everything was excellent and beautifully it is probably not worth going here, because a lot of old buildings and enclosures, come here after three years, probably, by the time something changes, but if you want to just spend time in the fresh air and see the animals then this place is worth a visit
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  • Great improvements since the past years. Wheelchair access needs to be improved. Animal living conditions should be improved further.
  • This is the worse zoo I have seen. Thought, it is improving.
  • Not worth to visit this place. You loose your precious time and mony also. Very poorly maintained. Most of animals cages are empty.
  • Has improved a lots, good variety of animals, has been renovated in 2016
  • The address was not exact

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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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