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For a chance to explore distant corners of the world without ever leaving Denmark, visit Copenhagen Zoo. Established in 1859, this is one of the oldest zoos in Europe, spanning about 11 hectares (27 acres). Famous for its elephant house, designed by renowned architect Sir Norman Foster, the zoo is the only one in Europe sheltering and breeding Tasmanian devils. Other rare species housed here include Amur leopards, okapi, and musk ox. The zoo's Nordic exhibit includes harbor seals, brown bears, and gray wolves. Be sure to drop by the arctic exhibit, noted for its observation tunnel that allows underwater views of polar bears. Before you head to Copenhagen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Copenhagen itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Copenhagen has to offer, including Copenhagen Zoo.
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We visited the zoo on a really nice sunny day in May and the zoo seemed to be well laid out There are a wide range of animals including some not seen in other zoos like polar bears Tasmanian devils an... more »
We were very impressed with Copenhagen Zoo on 8.06.17. It was also easy to get to on the bus from the station and it was included in our 72 hour Copenhagen Card. The animals seemed well looked after w... more »
I am sometimes dubious of visiting zoos - especially ones that are located within a city. However, Copenhagen zoo is terrific. The zoo is well kept and both facilities and enclosures are clean. It is ... more »
A really nice zoo that is easy to get around. You feel close to the animals. There aren't really any healthy food options but there are a lot of picnic benches all over so bring a lunch. Always a fun time. Don't miss the petting zoo with the goats.
A fantastic zoo that really is up there with the most enjoyable I've been to. The polar bear wasn't there when we visited but it was a cool housing nevertheless. We spent quite a few hours here as we love zoos. Good food and toilet facilities and reasonably easy to navigate as far as zoos go.
I might be biased because I love zoos, but I LOVED this zoo. The entry price hurt but it was great once you just forgot about that. The animals are treated well and have nice and big cages. Some of which you can actually enter. They have the usual attractions like feeding shows but it's all well made. The diversity is great and almost everything is accessible with strollers and wheelchairs. The food is decent and one of my favorites things was the Ben and Jerry's ice stand 😍 and one thing that is super nice is the claw game machined where you always win a stuffed animal for just 20 DKK. ALWAYS. You can't lose. You get to try until you get one. And the quality is actually pretty good :) I really enjoyed the day there. It wasn't too packed but not too empty either, I got to get close to actual kangaroos and even their babies. Definitely a great place to go on a date with an animal fan or with your kids or just by yourself.
I felt it was made way too simple to feed the animals, which I saw a lot of. Animals aren't to eat human food for reasons I would like to believe are obvious, but it's clear that isn't common sense. The fences around the animals are way too low, I could have grabbed a penguin or otter if I wanted to. I felt the animals were in danger of humans pretty much at all times. Overall, the zoo has good intentions and is VERY insightful, but it's attempts to intrigue people with their ability to get very close to the animals also puts the animals in danger.
Not the best zoo I've ever been too and there are parts that could do with some love. The part for the lions looked so small and it was hard not to feel sorry for them but the smaller animals looked great- definitely find the penguins! There's loads of great parks and seating around which in the summer would be lovely and the cafe to grab a bite in is well priced and tasty. You can also watch camels as you eat!
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