In my almost three years in Suriname, I was finally able to set foot in the Paramaribo Zoo which is only a few minutes away from my house. My place is near the center, so it will take a 5-minute taxi ride and a 7 SRD (1 US) fare.
The Paramaribo Zoo was officially opened in 1972 and was founded by Prime Minister Johan Adolf Pengel in 1966. It was recently renovated and you can see newly built pathways and beautiful landscapes. There are on-going constructions in some areas, but you can just roam around.
It’s the time of the year again when the Greenheart trees in Suriname turn to yellow and shower their petals on the ground, making it a bed of flowers. This happens usually around August to November, a sign that the dry season has come.
LOCATION: Johan Adolf Pengelstraat hk. Verlengde Hoogestraat, Paramaribo, Suriname OPENING TIME: Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 06:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 04:00 pm CONTACT NO: +597 883-4483
LOCATION: Verlengde Hoogestraat No. 48, Paramaribo, Suriname OPENING TIME: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 11:00 pm; Friday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 1:00 am; Sunday, 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm CONTACT NO: +597 521759