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Riyadh Zoo Day Trip - Riyadh Province

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Riyadh Zoo, Mosab Ibn Umair St, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
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Description

Riyadh National Zoo is one of the most popular and favorite tourist attractions for families in Riyadh. It was opened in the late 1980s, and its popularity has only increased since then. The zoo has more than 1500 animals and 80 species of birds that have different geographic origins. The administration has tried its best to preserve the natural wildlife environment as these animals are seen wandering freely in their artificially created habitats.

Attractions and Facilities 

The highlight of the zoo is the train ride. There are two mini kids’ trains that take the children for a 20 minutes train ride and give them a tour of the zoo. Inside the zoo, you will get to see panthers, lions, tigers, gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, crocodiles, zebras, giraffes, flamingos, and many more animals. The zoo also has the famous Bengal tigers that are native to the Indian subcontinent. You will find the African houbara in the zoo as well, a bird that is almost extinct in Saudi Arabia.

There is a prayer hall, restaurants, cafes, ice-cream outlets, and toilets inside the vicinity for the visitors. It is a great educational trip for the children where they can learn about animals while watching them in real life. Just before the zoo closes, you can see two harbor seals demonstrating their talents to get hold of food from their trainer. 

Zoo Timings 

Visiting the zoo is better during winters as in summers the weather is too hot, and the animals prefer to stay out of sight in the shade. The zoo closes at Maghrib prayers during weekdays and remains closed on Sundays.

 

Location

Riyadh Zoo, Mosab Ibn Umair St, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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baraa seifeddine

baraa seifeddine

11/10/2022 18:04

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Well organised and very clean. All the animals are well fed and seem happy, except for a white lioness that looks very skinny. The cages are relatively safe. Everything was great except for six things : 1. Most of the shops only take cards no cash 2. Until yesterday there was no zebra, no turtles, and no hippopotamus ( eventhough they are listed in the map but their areas are empty ) 3. Feeding the animals is not well studied, and kids are meant to give food to the animals using a long iron stick which is dangerous for the animals especially the horses. Horses must only be fed by hand . 4. The farm area is very weak, it could be easily made bigger and must have more basic farm animals like sheep at least. 5. It is definitely missing a juice shop. 6. The glass is very dirty especially at the monkey and fox cages, which makes it a bit hard to see inside. The seal area is amazing. The entrance fee is very low , Under 3 years free entrance Kids 5 SAR Adults 10 SAR I highly recommended it , a great place to spend 3-4 hours with kids
Atheena Hashim

Atheena Hashim

09/18/2022 16:16

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Very nice enjoyment zoo for adults and children. 👉Before Entering ticket should take per head 👉SUNDAY CLOSED We can purchase quick bite ( small shop, cool bar) available inside the Zoo. Neat and clean environment 👉Restroom facility available for Men and women. Different verities of animals and birds are there 👉Very funny moment with Chimpanzee section 🦥🐒🙊.
Anshad Muhamed

Anshad Muhamed

07/11/2022 10:55

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One of the best Zoo in the kingdom... Neat and clean walking area's. Well arrangement for the animals. There is some of arrangements for rest area's and refreshments. Good for the families and especially for kids. My suggestion : Arrow marking for the ways could be more helpful for the visitors like it will show the walk ways for the next area's/animals. Otherwise there is a chance for visitors to miss some animals. Best time to visit in summer time is 4pm-6pm
moha riyu

moha riyu

03/22/2022 18:21

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It's a good place to visit with family especially children. And we can find a lot of wild animals and birds. Some of them are not regularly seeing animals in zoos. It's good to maintain, if you can spend a minimum of 3hour is required to finish to complete the area of this zoo. It opens at 9am to 6pm. Only one issue is that it is very difficult to get drinking water. It has a long queue in front of the shops which is inside of the zoo.
alhaf malik

alhaf malik

02/04/2022 14:51

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Visited on 04-02-2022 Masha Allah... Very good for time pass and entertainment Especially for children, they going to know some animals name and their details... Toilet available... Small Masjid available... Working hours- shared in picture Carpet and any kind of clothes not allowed for sitting purpose... Tickets for adult is 10+1.50 For children less then 5 years is 5+0.75 Car parking is available near and around the zoo Inside, pizza shop snacks and mini markets are available Little bit crowded in Friday and weekends And more...
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