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Copenhagen ZOO, Copenhagen

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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. Make Copenhagen ZOO a part of your Copenhagen vacation plans using our Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.
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  • This zoo puts down animals that are surplus, or no longer used. a 14 year old giraffe was shot and killed in front of a group of students for no reason.2 lions and their cubs were killed4 wolves were....  more »
  • Great family day out. A great escape in the big city. You can bring your own picnic and they have a nice playground where the kids can play whilst you have a picnic.  more »
  • It was such a heartbreaking experience going there. The cages are so small and worn. The polar bear was just walking back and forth looking really distressed. It felt so bad seeing that. In general...  more »
  • Great zoo. Many animals that you can see really close. Information is clear and really well explained. It is really clean, you have many options to eat and to buy things. In general a great experience for the whole family and one of the best zoo I have seen. A must see in Copenhagen. We had a great time
  • It's a nice zoo with beautiful scenery and some lively animals which look happy and well taken care for. If you do not have the Copenhagen pass the ticket itself is quite expensive but as is everything else in the city. Overall a good and enjoyable experience 7,61/10
  • It's a very nice zoo. Lots of different animals and their babies and you can be kinda close to them too. They brought two giant pandas recently which is a big attraction. Very fun place for the whole family.
  • This zoo is made very well. A lot of animals' spots are situated very compactly in a rather small area. So you will not get tired at the end of your adventure here. Paths are made very smart, so if you're not so interested in some animals you can easily skip them and go directly to the ones you want. It's also very nice to see that most of animals have a rather good space, so you don't feel so much pity for them. And many of them are made the way you feel yourself really close to the animals, you can clearly see them, understand how big they are, comparing to you. It's funny to walk one meter to a group of kangaroos or be in a rainforest pavilion with birds and butterflies flying above your head. You can eat next to eating panda in a special restaurant. There's a lot of other nice places to eat, and you can easily and quickly find a toilet, so it's all made for your comfort and enjoyment. And of course kids will love that place: animals, playgrounds, interesting and funny things.
  • This is properly the nicest zoo I ever have been in. The suroundings for the animals are good and everything seems very new. It is not cheap to get in but quality costs. Better to pay a bit more and give the animals a better life. Everything worked perfect and all in all it was easy to spend a whole day there. We saw the seals and the lions get their food and it was quite a show. Panda is absolute winner and most popular animal in the zoo.

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