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Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by travelwaka: 11:05am On Feb 03, 2020
Happy New Year People. So I decided to visit one of the oldest and best zoos in Nigeria, The University of Ibadan Zoological garden Located inside University of Ibadan Campus. It is one of the biggest and a pace setter in the zoological settings in Nigeria.

It was quite surprising to see that the zoo is well maintained and has lot of beautiful and exotic animals. You can never get bored.

It was established in 1948 , it became a full fledge zoo in 1974 and it has remained ever since

1. Entrance to the UI Zoo
2. Outside the UI Zoo
3. Inside the ZOO

Source: https://www.travelwaka.com/exploring-the-university-of-ibadan-zoological-garden-ibadan-zoo/

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by travelwaka: 11:08am On Feb 03, 2020
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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by travelwaka: 11:10am On Feb 03, 2020
It opens from 8am to 6:30pm daily

The Entry fee is
Student of the School : Free provided you provide an ID card
Adult 500 Naira
Children on Excursion 300 Naira

How to Locate the zoo
It is inside University of Ibadan, Once you get to Ibadan, Just ask for the Direction to University of Ibadan

Here are pictures from the surrounding

Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by travelwaka: 11:13am On Feb 03, 2020
This zoo is well maintained and the animals look well fed.

Here are some of the animals available at UI zoo

Lions
Ostrich
Hogs
Giraffes
Alligators
Monkeys
Tortoise
Camel
Hyenas
Snakes

Pictures of some of the animals

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by travelwaka: 11:23am On Feb 03, 2020
I have had the opportunity of visiting some zoos in Nigeria and sometimes you are just tempted to free the animals cos the zoos are hunger zones, but here in Ibadan the reverse is the case, the animals look fresh, they are well fed, even the lions look chubby. One of the easiest ways to know if a zoo is taking care of their animals, just move towards animals that rely on protein for survival , if the animals look healthy, just give kudos to the zoo.
I was quite impressed but unfortunately I couldnt get a good images of the King of the jungle, That lazy animal was sleeping, I jokingly ask one of the zoo keepers if he can go wake him up, he looked at me with one eyes hahahaha I said Oga na joke I dey o lol. But lions can sleep sha. I was there for over 5 hours and this guy was just literally sleeping, Oya biko stand up, I didnt pay to come and watch you sleep , Anyways enjoy the other pictures from different sections of the zoo.

Other Animals

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by travelwaka: 11:26am On Feb 03, 2020
More pictures. I feel they still have a lot to do to restock some of the dead animals also why is it that zoos don't let animals breed? Cos there is no zoo that I have visited that I have seen any animal with babies? Just wondering

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by travelwaka: 11:41am On Feb 03, 2020
One of my favourite parts of any zoo is the reptile section. But Ibadan zoo was different. Cold shivers covered me, Most of the zoos usually have their reptile section outside but Ibadan zoo built their like an enclosure. you will open the door and you are always advised to shut the door once you enter. Now imagine your heart racing while you are watching a King cobra display its and then some one decided to open the door and shut it with force. Damn!!! It was so interestingly scary that I was just carried away playing watch the cobra that I almost forgot other snake species existed.
I have seen cobras numerous times but every time I set my eyes on a King Cobra there is this shiver that it sends down my spine. Even the cobras will give lalasticlala a run for his money.

two animals that every time you see them gives you this feeling is the King cobra and the lion.

Picture below is where the snakes are kept, for the first time, I think I got carried away that I forgot to take pictures of all the snakes, It was when I got home I was like What? Well I can watch reptiles for a whole day. Wild reptiles look gentle and harmless but they are deadliest.

See pictures from the reptile place
1. The reptile enclosure
2. One of the snake species
3. Another section of the enclosure

Source: Travelwaka - https://www.travelwaka.com/exploring-the-university-of-ibadan-zoological-garden-ibadan-zoo/

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by MDBrand: 1:27pm On Feb 03, 2020
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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by okooloyun1(m): 2:41pm On Feb 03, 2020
Nice
Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by money121(m): 3:51pm On Feb 03, 2020
Ok
Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Eazi1(m): 3:52pm On Feb 03, 2020
Nice
Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by OBTMOS(m): 3:52pm On Feb 03, 2020
Not wowed

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by 9jamag(m): 3:52pm On Feb 03, 2020
Cool pics but you never post the Lion picture naw..


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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by 9jamag(m): 3:52pm On Feb 03, 2020
So lovely

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by seniormallam(m): 3:52pm On Feb 03, 2020
Nice one.......at least the one's they don't have they drew them.

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Jamesilvar(m): 3:53pm On Feb 03, 2020
The last time I was there, the lion looked so skinny it couldn't even roar.

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by rentAcock(m): 3:53pm On Feb 03, 2020
Thank you OP. I have never understood why people travel overseas for vacation when we have everything right here in Nigeria.

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Houseofglam7(f): 3:55pm On Feb 03, 2020
No snakes there
I'm sure Lala would've loved to visit if there were
Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by LegendHero(m): 3:55pm On Feb 03, 2020
Mehn I remember I went to this place during my nursery school days.

They told us the lion name is “Lior”. We all keep shouting Lior, the lion no even look our side lol.

Those acting as guides then are clowns. Which one be Lior.

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Nobody: 3:55pm On Feb 03, 2020
The last time I was here was 2003
Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Sammy07: 3:57pm On Feb 03, 2020
Houseofglam7:
No snakes there
I'm sure Lala would've loved to visit if there were

There are snakes oo.
Visit there once.
Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by jimyjames(m): 3:57pm On Feb 03, 2020
Am not impressed

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by kittykollinxx(m): 3:57pm On Feb 03, 2020
UI has the best zoo in Nigeria

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Toscarel: 3:57pm On Feb 03, 2020
I suggest no flesh eating animal should ever go hungry in a Nigerian zoo, when we have Fulani miscreants and boko haram terrorist that we could catch and serve to these poor animals, that way we are saving the government cost of buying meat for the animals and also resources wasted on their so called rehabilitation

nonsense
press like if you support the notion and share if you don't

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Sammy07: 3:58pm On Feb 03, 2020
rentAcock:
Thank you OP. I have never understood why people travel overseas for vacation when we have everything right here in Nigeria.

That's because we don't take care of things here.
We lack maintenance culture

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Nobody: 3:58pm On Feb 03, 2020
Is it not hypocrisy to lock up animals in prisons and those not locked up are killed and their corpse eaten by humans, yet humans cast and bind demons who try to feed on them?

What you sow as a specie, you reap.

STOP imprisoning of other species and eating animal corpses.

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by tunjilee003(m): 3:58pm On Feb 03, 2020
No need visiting a zoo, Nigeria itself is a zoo in it own.. .
Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Sammy07: 3:58pm On Feb 03, 2020
jimyjames:
Am not impressed

You don't have such in your slum, that's why

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Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Sunnycliff(m): 3:58pm On Feb 03, 2020
One of the finest zoo with small land space
Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by oluwaahmed: 3:58pm On Feb 03, 2020
Cool zoo in the zoo
Re: Pictures From Ibadan Zoological Garden by Ykc2(m): 3:58pm On Feb 03, 2020
The famous Ibadan zoo obiora my friend wanted to take his friend olu a yoruba boy then to 1989 but olu was afraid going to Ibadan, life is funny shaa,today olu is maybe with insurance company or bank obiora is in Japan,anybody that live behind ajayi hospital will know 151 brick field then ,I miss that street

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