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Address: Russia Street | Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The place to see the Black Maned Lions

If you are interested of animals this is a place to see the Ethopian Black Maned Lion. The Zoo is not very nice as a place for the animals but it is nice to see these beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been around for a long time, it brings back lots of memories and it's no wonder why. What better way to experience wildlife, particularly lions when you are in the middle of a busy city. It's such a great place to go to visit all the beautiful lions and lionesses, so majestic!

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Thank Eglah A
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42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested of animals this is a place to see the Ethopian Black Maned Lion. The Zoo is not very nice as a place for the animals but it is nice to see these beautiful animals!

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Thank Connyswede
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Lion park of Addis is the only lively lion home and one can see those lions and lioness in a single Lion Zoo at Sidist Kilo .Those who are interested in Safari tours can visit this Zoo by near distance. Not only the lions there but also there are some other fauna species including the lesser kudu and apes.... More 

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Thank 524trip
Renton, Washington
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Bummer, it's closed for remodeling or maintenance until April, I am told. I do hope this will bring larger environments than I hear they have but I'm so disappointed I won't get to go.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Close this place down! You can see the distress in these beautiful animals kept in small cages for the amusement of locals. Anyone who enjoys this kind of attraction should be ashamed of themselves.

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Thank Geezer186338
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43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This place has several lions in captivity. Sad for the lions. But, got to see the African lion...huge mane and all. Much much bigger than Asian lions. Visited in 2016. Was closed in Jan 2017 for renovation. Will open in April - May 2017 they said.

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Thank dhananjayaa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

These Abyssinian lions have darker manes and their body size is also said to be different (i.e. smaller). There are also other animals in the zoo including kudu, tortoise... I recommend this zoo for those interested in details e,g, the unique features of the Abyssinian lions.

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Thank YaredD22
Norrkoping, Sweden
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64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you like to see a black lion, this is the place. Very accessible. Do not forget to get av fresh fruit drink outside the gate. There you can also get an etiopian daily paper to read

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Thank Leif S
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

it is not fun to visit the zoo at all. the lion's don't have enough space to properly move. They look like they are going crazy. They should close this facility and put the lion's in a better environment

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Ahmedabad, India
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Place is ok. There is a nominal entry fee and then you can see 5 or 6 caged lion sleeping all the time. I actually dont like to see animals caged so i didn't liked this place that much.

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