Skopje ZOO, Skopje

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Skopje ZOO has been a subject of much controversy and criticism over the years for the poor treatment of the animals. When the zoo was opened in 1926 it showed only a few animals; today, it is home to nearly 500 creatures. Although the institution is making an effort to improve the living conditions of its inhabitants, animal protection organizations as well as many visitors have reported seeing depressed animals in small, dirty cages. The zoo caters to younger visitors with inexpensive tickets and various offers ranging from pony rides to birthday celebrations. Don't miss the Balkan lynx, a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx and Macedonian national symbol. Plan your Skopje ZOO visit and explore what else you can see and do in Skopje using our Skopje trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Very dirty, neglected discredited a neighborhood no one cares about havlanlar living in places they were neglected in the dirt it's sad there's no SOAP towels stink dirty, wc s smells otogar wc have purer, depending on where you left off, but not within walking distance of the Centre does not necessarily go to the drive if you don't like to walk like me, of course, we don't like bad maintenance
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  • You'll see a lot of creature in a beautiful place. You can enjoy wandering and catch the beautiful squares
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  • The zoo is conveniently next to the Natural History Museum. It costs less than £1 for entrance. Some enclosures are well maintained and the animals have plenty of space - the llamas and deer, for exam...  more »
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  • Honestly if I could give this zoo negative reviews I would. I was there around 4 days ago and the animals were malnourished, the cages were dirty and broken, and there was no fresh water. I am not going into how old anything was because that isn't my problem. My problem was how the animals were treated. There were rats everywhere. People were throwing their trash into the cages with the animals along with scraps of junk food. The bears there started to fight each other over food. I tried to get the people to stop but they didn't care. The toilets were a catastrophe. No toilet paper and the locks were broken and I was locked into the stall. The rest of the zoo was broken and a lot of cages were empty. The staff at the zoo...they were unprofessional. One of the workers spoke English and I told her about the people throwing in trash and food to the animals. Her reply was "it's our culture". Ridiculous. She then proceeded to sit back with her colleagues and ignore me. They were all smoking and drinking beer. Honestly this zoo was pathetic and I feel bad for the animals. It should be shut down.
  • Very popular. Has a variety of animals: lions, tigers, bears, giraffes, monkeys, leopard, seal, etc. Currently building an elephant enclosure. Feels a little run down compared to more modern zoos, however, reasonable entry fee and great place to spend two hours with the kids
  • The best zoo in the Balkan region. Becoming even better after the elephant and the penguins arrive (very soon - the habitats are all ready built). Avoid the bar at the entrance search for the one near the Hippo...
  • The zoo just keeps getting better and better! It is a wonderful place to spend a nice sunny day, and since it is very reasonably price, multiple visits are always a good option.
  • Great place to meet and explore your all family members!!!

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Where to stay in Skopje

The capital of Macedonia and a city of numerous sights, Skopje offers a good selection of places to stay despite its relatively modest size. Even though most hotels cluster in the center of town, you can easily find accommodation in other neighborhoods too. The selection ranges from several high-end hotels and fully-furnished apartments to many economical but charming places to stay. The city wide selection of hostels, many of which are very close to the city center, appeal to younger travelers.
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