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Lion Park, Addis Ababa

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See the recently confirmed Addis Ababa lion sub-species atLion Park, a zoo focusing on lions collected in western and southern Ethiopia. Built in 1940 by Emperor Selassie who donated his palace lions to the city, the zoo has few dozen lions but also large antelopes, lesser kudu, Gelada baboons, tortoises, ducks, Egyptian geese, rabbits, and other species. Home to black-maned lions, this small zoo spans 1.2 hectares (3 acres) and serves as a popular family spot. Don't miss the feeding of the lions. Put Lion Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Addis Ababa trip itinerary app .
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  • Sad to see those poor lions caged in a very small room in the middle of the city. Also some other caged animals like baboons and other types of monkeys. One can see how in poor condition they are hand...  more »
  • Addis Ababa Zoo Park Center is currently renovating and expanding their facilities to include "a playground, animal sculptures, a picnic area, reading and sitting areas, an aquarium and an aviary. Upo...  more »
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  • Ibdo not recommend visiting this park. Its a mini zoo with caged up lions in bad condition. They could really give the animals some more space and clean up the park.
  • Cute animals!lion,framingo,deer,turtle!
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