Tripoli Zoo is a zoological garden and botanical garden in Tripoli, Libya. Located south of Tripoli's city center adjacent to Tarabulus Zoo Park, it is a large reserve of plants, trees and open green spaces and is the country biggest zoo. This is the zoo for animal in Tripoli city and contain lots of animals, with food service a cafe and a restaurant, and this zoo is very beautiful.
Tripoli Zoo, A unique and picturesque place in the center of Tripoli
1. Liger Zoo, home for the big cat
At Liger Zoo, it is the best place to watch and experience the liger through your naked eyes. There are hundreds of animals at this Tripoli zoo and the liger is one of them, therefore; classifying it as a very unique zoo because of possession of the ligers. Other big cats at this Liger Zoo include lions, white lions, tigers, white tigers, Leopards, Snow Leopards and even Jaguars as well. Tripoli Zoo is a very famous Zoo in Libya. This Liger Zoo is also the biggest Zoo of Libya. However; during 2011, this Zoo did meet a very sad fate, as animals were starving because of the civil war. Many animals died during that period because of neglect and fleeing of the workers during the war days. A huge degree of cruelty is observed during that period as well. There was no international charity funding for the Zoo. Liger is not seen during any coverage about the animals during the civil war period.
2. Petting Area
One things to do at Tripoli Zoo is you can visit the petting area where you will be able to see animals up-close, feed, touch and watch animals at their training and feeding times. The zookepers will ensure you have the best experience learning about amazing animals and conservation efforts to help them. During your Tripoli Zoo tour you will experience a petting zoo like no other!
3. Snack at the cafe and restaurants
During your Tripoli Zoo tour, you can take a rest, relax and get resfreshments or foods from the cafes and restaurants inside the zoo. You will be re-energized and ready to explore the zoo more afterwards.
How to Get Tickets?
You can have your Tripoli Zoo ticket at the main entrance of the zoo for less than a USD 1 and since the zoo still needs funds for the animal care, including foods and medicines, you can also help by making a donations.
How To Get Around?
It is best to go around and do your Tripoli Zoo tour on foot, strolling around and visit all the animals at the zoo.
What Should I Wear?
Comfortable clothes and shoes are the best for walking around and do all the things to do at Tripoli Zoo tour , the more comfortable is the better. Just take notes on the season of when you will make the visit.
Best Time to Visit
You can have your Tripoli Zoo tour at all time of the year. The opening hour is 9AM - 4PM. It is best to visit the zoo in the morning when the animals are awake and there are more activities to do.
Libyan Dinars (LYD)
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not really need a guide to explore and have your Tripoli Zoo tour but if you wanted to explore and know more about the zoo , its history history and what had happened to the zoo during the civil war, then it is best to have a guide who can explain those things to you.
How To Get There?
To have your Tripoli Zoo tour and get there, it is best to use a taxi. Ask the driver for Tripoli Zoo or Tarabulus Zoo Park, the local taxi drivers know it.
Tripoli has a hot semi-arid climate with hot dry summers and relatively wet mild winters. In the cities, there is a mixture of Western and traditional clothes. Girls commonly wear brightly colored dresses, and boys wear jeans and shirts. Young men and women wear predominantly modern clothing, but most women continue to cover their hair in keeping with Islamic tradition. The official language of Libya is Modern Standard Arabic. Most residents speak one of the varieties of Arabic as a first language, most prominently Libyan Arabic, but also Egyptian Arabic and Tunisian Arabic. *Taking photos at the zoo is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the zoo on your homepage.