Zoo da Maia, Maia

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  • Room clean and noted the concern of the welfare of animals. Has a wide variety of animals. Great to get to know the kids a huge variety of wildlife.
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  • Good location. For the price it's not bad, but can improve. For a visit with children is not bad.
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  • Small Zoo, but with an interesting diversity. Good and interesting exhibition of terrarium skeletons of animals. Has good location (very close to the center of the Maya). The visit takes place with plenty of shadow (which comes in handy on sunny days). Don't have the diversity of the Zoo of St Ignatius in Gaia, but it's still a very pleasant visit for the little ones.
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  • Very organised and the staff is very friendly! We loved it
  • You can have fun in here, even if the quantity of species isn't big. It's fun for people. But I don't think the animals were having fun. First of all, the natural habitats for most of them were outside of Europe and it dind't seem to me that they had the correct environment surrounding them. Then, most of the cages had different animals (deers with chickens, alligators with turtles). Then you have the lack of space in each cage. The bear was notably nervous and kept walking in circules, having no space more space to walk. The seal, even though it was extremely funny and intelligent, made me pity him because of the lack of space to swim. And last, but not least, (actually, what disturbed me the most)... It seemed to me that the big animals like the lions, some of the monkeys, the tigers, etc were sedated. I'm not sure of this, ofc, but it really seemed like they were. Anyway, as I said before, good and fun for people, not really good for animals exposed.
  • The zoo if very close to the metro. That is the main reason to go there instead the other zoo near porto which I didnt find information for public transportation. As I heard the second are better. It is small zoo with mainly birds parots and monkies. There is one white tiger, lion, zebras and some more animals. There is show with seal which is nice.
  • It's a nice litle zoo. The animals seem well treated and they have small shows with seals and parrots. However, they should have a map of the zoo.
  • A fun little zoo, that could really use the extra people there:) Great prices and a large number of different species for such a confied place

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