MiniZoo

MiniZoo, Parnu: Address, Phone Number, MiniZoo Reviews: 4/5

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A reptile zoo with lots of venomous and nonvenomous snakes, lizards, nile crocodile and tarantulas. Many of our venomous snakes are extremely rare in zoos. Guiding tours in Estonian, English, Finnish and Russian. You can also touch or hold harmless snakes and take photos.
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Raivis S
3 contributions
Great place
Jul 2021 • Family
Excellent owner, who was full with optimism from the first look. Gave us funny tour with interesting story of each reptile. Somebody may say that there was nothing to see, but it's mini ZOO, live over it. Gave us chance to take snake to play with, in same places for that asking huge money, but here it's just good hospitality.
Written 20 July 2021
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Jaana_Soulforge
Vantaa, Finland351 contributions
Excited child, friendly owner but poor animals
May 2021 • Family
Visited the place on a super hot early morning. A bit weird system for cashing (the owner just hands around both cashing and giving a tour for visitors at the same time). BUT he was very friendly, lots of knowledge about the different species. Felt a little bit sad for the animals whose closures were quite small and barren. With a little bit of window washing, planting of flowers and other enrichment - could be more impactful.

Did also get to hold the snake though interacting with exotic pets is something I usually don’t do because of their bad treatment behind closed doors. However this snake seemed healthy and friendly, not stressed at all.
Written 22 June 2021
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Lidia L
4 contributions
Unpleasent surpise
Jan 2021
Overall interesting small zoo to visit. But I was unpleasantly surprised by the service. The owners were pretty attentive to the customers before us. But said no word to us at all. No information about animals , no guiding. Just totally ignored us. Based on the reviews of this zoo, I was waiting for at least some attention. Base on the pictures of other customers, they even allowed to touch some snakes. We were only customers most of the time there and were totally ignored. So we felt ourlselves as unwelcomed guests. I think the reason of this ignore is that we were speaking Russian with my daughter, which maybe they are not familiar to or does not want to speak. But I do speak Estonian almost at native level,so I could switch the language easily.
Written 8 January 2021
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Kaisa
3 contributions
Bad conditions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We went here this weekend. I have to say that the place is quite sad. Some animals live in very bad conditions and almost all in far too small conditions (see photo). I left with a sad feeling.. at least I try to get that one Animalian into even better living conditions through some organization myself.
Written 12 August 2020
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Laura P
Pori, Finland104 contributions
Took only 30mins to see everything
Aug 2020 • Family
Info at the terraria was only available in Estonian, not even English. Small zoo, could be exciting for smaller kids but maybe a little lame for adults if you’re not a snake enthusiast. The terraria and the floor looked very dirty and I cannot understand how the snakes and reptiles can live a fulfilling life in a small terraria.. there was a woman from whom you could ask questions, but the info could have been presented in English as well.
Written 5 August 2020
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Rebane
Tallinn, Estonia39 contributions
Cute Sunday
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice way to spend stormy Sunday being in Pärnu. Tickets only by cash. Friendly host, little bit talked about the creatures. Cozy and clean. Good visit any age and small labels with little information from where and what they eat... Awesome 👍🙂☀️
Written 23 February 2020
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Raivis G
Riga, Latvia2 contributions
Snake paradise
Oct 2019
Really nice and cosy snake zoo, where the host has a lot of knowledge. Best humor in town. Thanks!!!
Written 20 October 2019
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mong
1 contribution
Reptile experience
Aug 2019 • Family
When we visit Parnu we always go to this small zoo. Children love to see snakes and can wait the moment they will be able to hold them!
Written 27 August 2019
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Andreas L
Vantaa, Finland25 contributions
Pretty ok place.
Aug 2019
Visited the MiniZoo today with my family, and although it was interesting to see the animals, there were somethings bothering us parents. First of all the windows into the terrariums were very dirty, and timeworn. As I wanted to take pictures of the animals, it was hard to get a clear and sharp photo because of the windows. Many of the terrariums seemed very bare, and minimalistic. For some of the larger snakes their terrariums seemed pretty small and cramped. The pool water for the turtles seemed pretty dirty. My wife got to hold a turtle which was nice. Another small disappointment was that there was only one spider, would have hoped to have seen more of them. Another thing that could be better would be the signs/texts about the snake in each snake. Sometimes there were none, and othertimes the texts were only in Estonian. So keep Google translation close when you visit. Staff was still polite, and at the cost of entrance fee for our whole 5 person family was only 18 euros.
Written 7 August 2019
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fin_masdin
Helsinki, Finland53 contributions
Nice mini Zoo
Jul 2019 • Couples
A small zoo specializing in reptiles, but worth a visit. The zoo is a few rooms in size, but it has many-looking snakes, caiman, cockroaches, turtles and lizards. The caretaker will be happy to tell you about the animals. For the kids, the place is sure to be an adventure because the caretaker can let the children touch the snakes.

If you visit the mini Zoo, you can pay only in cash.
Written 26 July 2019
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