Animal Love | Ibadan Zoo

A DAY AT THE ZOO

Ibadan Zoo always comes up whenever people mention the city. Apparently it is a must visit for anyone who goes to the ancient city. My opportunity to visit came when Jenny visited Nigeria.

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This zoo can be found in the University of Ibadan and was set up (like with all University zoos). It was established in 1948 primarily to support teaching and research in the Department of Zoology. When the animal collection grew in number and diversity and it became a full fledged Zoo in 1974.

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An Eland just incase you were wondering


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Watchu looking at?


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Simba wondering why Nala is making noise


It was very surprising that even though the zoo had been open for that long it was well maintained. During our visit we could even see students checking on the animals as part of their course.

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How cute is this old lady who paid the zoo a visit?


They have animals such as giraffes, lions, monkeys, a camel, hyenas, various snakes, reptiles etc and ALL were in well kept cages. Now that I think about it, I don’t remember thinking the zoo smelt horribly. It had more animals than I had seen in other zoos and I was definitely seeing some for the first time.

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Ajoke the Giraffe


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The humped one


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If looks could kill


The reptiles had a building to themselves with various snakes, Lizards and others that creeped me out.

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Reptile Home


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Python


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Black Mamba


Ibadan zoo is commonly touted as one of the best zoos Nigeria has to offer and I could see why. We could also see ongoing work being done on the grounds as they plan to introduce more animals into the zoo.

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