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Riyadh Zoo, Riyadh

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
A perfect family-friendly attraction, Riyadh Zoo spans 22 hectares (55 acres) and features over 1,500 animals of 40 species. The resident critters live in sections according to geographic regions. Across gardens and water areas, you'll see Bengal tigers, kangaroos, elephants, flamingos, giraffes, and seals. Take a 20-minute train journey to all of the major highlights, and stop for a break at one of the onsite restaurants and cafes. The zoo has ample parking for visitors. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Riyadh trip simple and quick.
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  • With friends, we explored the city zoo. We enjoyed to see some near extinct animals.Going to places like this is not just therapeutic but also creates memories.  more »
  • It’s place worth to pay a visit if you have kids. If you are foreigner pay attention to which days allowed women, which men , which families for further information it’s possible to call them and...  more »
  • It was a good experience but most animals are old , weak, theirs no good place to relax or drink but it’s good to visit it!!!  more »
  • The zoo is nice, entrance fee is very reasonable. But it is missing directions signs and Zoo map inside, and more important it's missing information plate explaining about the animal and its species. Overall it's a nice time spent there
  • good variety of animals, clean, good prices. Location isn’t far and that’s plus in such traffic jammed city. Nice for families with kids. Missing shows and other entertainment like clowns for kids.
  • They definitely need to do some improvements, the place was just OK. Their management for some weird reason have decided to put the white tiger and the cheetah in the same place and they are kept somewhere back and brought to the public viewing area on alternate days. The second most unusual thing for me was that there was no info plate/poster for most of the animals, Zoo is supposed to teach people about the animals, how would they know if there is no information displayed? you just have to know which animal it is on your own...
  • Nice place to hangout with family. Well maintained and clean. Riyadh has enough animals and birds for a zoo. For 10 sar, it is very cheap and good for a day hangout. During winter season, try to go as much as earlier.. because of the early sunset, you can see any animal after 5pm.
  • Although the Riyadh Zoo need much more improvement but i will rate it 10/10. Visited here few months back along my kids and it was great tour/visit. The animal look fresh and healthy which means they are kept here properly, specially the lions and tigers were worth seeing/watching. Although the "crocodiles, snakes, peacocks, dolphins, fishes,gorrilas and many key animals were missing. But enjoyed a lot while seeings the existing/available animals. Black panther was one of its kind and its still in my mind. I will surely recommend this zoo for visit specially with family and kids. There is a lot of range of animals and birds here like, flamingo, tigers, panther, leopard, elephant, bears, monkeys, different type and color's of parrots and other birds, dears, ostrich, zebras and much more animals. Bring something for eat/drink because there is not much stuff of it available here. Good luck

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