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Paramaribo Zoo

#12 of 50 things to do in Paramaribo Features Animals
Sawarienotolaan, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Nice but not anazing

This is less a zoo than a playground. There's not too many animals left as they seem to die of old... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
John S
via mobile
Most animals have been eaten

The zoo is almost empty... It's a frequently visited attraction for the hungry in Suriname. Only... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Sawarienotolaan, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This is less a zoo than a playground. There's not too many animals left as they seem to die of old age and they can't get replacements. But the playground is nice enough for children and it's a lively place.

Thank John S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The zoo is almost empty... It's a frequently visited attraction for the hungry in Suriname. Only the panthers and cayman were still there

Thank JeroenAmsterdam
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Its a great place, if ur in paramaribo and you want to spent a day with the kids outside. its has lots of different animals and a play ground.

Thank sabispot
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I Always have mixed feel about going to the zoo. I live animals and love to watch them too. But like in most zoos the animals here are locked up in small cages. Especially the big cats become neurotic. But still it is a nice...More

Thank henrivantilburg
Reviewed 14 March 2017

With a day to spare I visited but it was hardly worth the time. Only visit if you have spare time which I had with a cancelled tour. Not many animals but there is a beautiful jaguar in a way too small cage. A couple...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Not an inspiring place. There is a selection of animals but with the exception of the monkeys that had some space on an island they seemed to be very constrained in small enclosures. There are plenty of places in Suriname to see monkeys in the...More

Thank 704acror
Reviewed 12 March 2017

For a country with a GDP 200 times smaller than the UK this is an excellent zoo. It's very well maintained. Not only do they give a nice glimpse into the local fauna they are clearly putting a lot of effort into education and conservation....More

Thank FP-CIT
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We loved this zoo so much. It isn't very big and doesn't have that many animals (though there are some very exciting ones!), but it is so well made and well kept, that it is a pleasure to walk around. It is more of a...More

Thank Alla S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

good place if you would like to see some surinamese animals. do not expect too much. it is a mall zoo with a playground for kids. nothing spectcular

Thank Cristel D
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Visited december 2016. It was small and most of the animals were asleep. To be fair it was very overcast an cold. It rained alot that day also. But it was very nice experience.

1  Thank Krystal R
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