Paramaribo Zoo, Paramaribo

2.6
#4 of 16 in Parks in Suriname
The only zoo in Suriname, Paramaribo Zoo has survived for 40 years to finally see an increase in visitors over the past decade or so. You'll have a chance to observe a variety of animals in captivity, including several monkeys, caimans, jaguars, red ibis, king vultures, boa constrictors, and anacondas. Pack your own supplies of snacks and drinks, as no kiosks or shops operate on site. Consider renting a bicycle for your trip to the zoo, which isn't far from downtown Paramaribo. Take the guesswork out of planning a Paramaribo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • For a small zoo there are many animals to admire. You can spend hours watching the pendulum monkeys (Kwatta monkeys) or the nasty macaws. But also the funny giant otters and other animals. The zoo must have a lot of gifts, but keeps the head above water. For the children it is nice to take a ride with the train and a delicious schaafijs should not be missed. Beware of the different playground equipment. Like everywhere in Suriname they are not really well maintained. After a next visit, I hope to be able to get a positive assessment. But we really like it. It's just a lovely half day out with kids.
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  • I was here with my 13 old son. It's a pity to see how run down some of the enclosures are (improvements seem to be in progress though, although slowly) but there are many awesome and interesting anima...  more »
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  • Love this zoo. It’s well thought out. Nice and clean and the children keep going back to the zip line. Observed new additions being put in place look forward to enjoying them on the next visit.
  • As far as seeing exciting zoo Animals this is not it ,
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