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Address: 32 Peremogi Square, Kiev 3380-44-27, Ukraine
Phone Number:
044 277 4769

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I last visited the zoo in February 2016 , it was very run down and standards way below European standards. On this visit I noticed a great deal of improvements to enclosures the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favourite zoos, although at the time when I was there I didn't find any pandas, it was overall exhilrating to find out about tigers and lions with giraffes and all different kinds of birds including peacocks)) Very nice place to visit!

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I last visited the zoo in February 2016 , it was very run down and standards way below European standards. On this visit I noticed a great deal of improvements to enclosures the animals looked well fed and happier than before. This zoo is recovering from decades of corruption, and the new government reforms seem to be working, and money... More 

Thank katoshka2017
Kiev, Ukraine
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I have been to good zoos in my life and the Kiev Zoo is not one of them. It is a very underfunded zoo, where they treat animals very poorly. the cages look tiny and they are not very clean. This might be a big disappointment to animal lovers.

Thank Sasha M
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Entrance to here is 50 UAH (~£1.50) for adults and 25 UAH (~£0.80) for children. As well as the entry being cheap enough, the ice creams are about 30 UAH (~£1) and drinks are about 15 UAH (~£0.50). The zoo is a decent size, maybe a bit small, but definitely could be better, as some areas are closed or empty.... More 

Thank Gerallt H
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

All, if you like animals, please do not go there. The Zoo might be good according to Ukranian old standards but not now. If you love animals and want them to like a natural life, this Zoo is not the place to go :-(

Thank Brian R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

These are the remains of a fine Soviet zoo and if you like to experience this vintage thing you should definitely go there. Go in the wheel, oversee the city, go to the abandonment cages, and of course see some great animals.

Thank Jonah V
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the zoo, I didn't know what to expect as the first thing I came across was the domestic cat enclosure. Bryn two doors down from me has a cat, so I didn't expect to see them in a zoo - but hey I love a surprise. A walk past the terrapin pond led us to the Pelicans. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

If you been to a good Zoo in USA you will be disappointed. Ukraine has a tough economy and shows in the Kiev Zoo. A bit run down, doubtful if the animals are really being taken care of as most of us would hope. I took my granddaughter and she enjoyed it, therefore it was an excellent experience for me.... More 

Thank David D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Actually, if you could see ZOO at Zalcburg or Berlin, you'll be disappointed for sure. Do not waste time visiting this animal's prison.

Thank Akeksandr K
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

SO, if you don't like zoos, don't come here. I'm on the fence about them, but decided to give this one a shot - honestly, it's a lot better than what I expected. The zoo grounds are well kept, and most of the animals look pretty well-attended to. The only exceptions to this are the elephant exhibit and the monkey... More 

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