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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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  • Beautiful warm spring day, decided to visit our Almaty Zoo and "Gorky Park" and compare what was in the Soviet times and now. Changes now of course there, enclosures are more free for the inhabitants of the zoo. There is a reframing on the global standard. It is also possible to sling small children on a camel or on a horse. The most popular place in Almaty Zoo-"sea aquarium" which inhabit representatives of the water world from all over the world. Visitors can see rare species of fish, crustaceans and shellfish, a new aquarium was opened, inhabited by sharks, moray eels and jellyfish. The magnificent is also terarium. Only one saddens the same rubbish lying near the trash can and on the Trtuar. Prices are reasonable, for (from 12 years) adults 700 tenge and for children under 7 years free of charge. Pensioners on pension certificate free of charge.
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  • Visited the zoo on February 1, 2019. We loved it! The zoo has changed a lot for the better, many new (winter) walers. Especially impressed sleeping lions and tigers, funny monkeys and feeding hippo and elephant, and a little giraffe 6 months!!!! The Exoarium is also magnificent! We have concluded that in winter it is better to visit the zoo.
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  • Not a bad zoo for such a small price. 700 tenge for adults; tickets for children aged 5-12 are 200 tenge. They have many types of animals in the zoo, all looked healthy and well fed. Some animals have a winter pavilion so that they wont feel cold during winter. The place is quite big (21 hectares), and I was made to understand that the Almaty Zoo is home to over 5,000 animals from all over the globe. Operating hours may differ during winter, may close at 5pm, other times they are open til 7-8pm daily. The website says 9pm though. I didnt see any food stalls open during winter around 10am when i was there. We were the first customers on that day (weekend) , so better come prepared with snacks. Drinking water fountains are widely available at the zoo.
  • It's a very nice zoo. The entry fee is reasonable!It has a lot of different types of animals for example 5 or 6 types of eagles. It has good playgrounds for children. It doesn't smell too stinky for a zoo. However some areas were closed like the predator house and the reptile house. Overall great experience. It takes an average of 1 to 2 hours to look around the whole zoo.
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