Dublin Zoo, Dublin

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To explore diverse animal habitats from the fringes of the Arctic to the African plains, visit Dublin Zoo. Founded in 1831, the zoo covers nearly 30 hectares (70 acres) and houses about 100 different species of animals. Boasting a renowned lion-breeding program, which dates back to the middle of the 19th century, the zoo plays an important role in the global efforts to conserve the world's endangered and threatened species. You can visit hundreds of animals spread across eight different habitats housing birds, bats, monkeys, crocodiles, tigers, turtles, and giraffes. Be sure to look in on the zoo's family farm, designed to teach visitors about modern Irish farming. With our international travel planner, Dublin attractions like Dublin Zoo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It is not as good as expecting it. I and my partner visited it 2 weeks ago, when we visited Dublin, as it was one of the recommended attractions. Unfortunately, we did not manage to see all the...  more »
  • Beautiful animals, went on a cold day and was nice to wander around and not have crowds of people! Saw all the animals and would return again! Easy to get to and lots to see  more »
  • Had a great time at the zoo , but u would need a full day if not another day to enjoy the whole zoo, there is so much to see and there is plenty of play areas for children and picnic areas and...  more »
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  • Excellent highly recommend. Fabulous location within Phoenix park, excellent attention made to needs of the animals, other than the obvious 'freedom'. However, Dublin Zoo seems to be making a huge effort to make the animals and visitors alike happy and comfortable. Worth a day visit and visitor support. Highly recommend.
  • Great place to visit with a lot of things to see for a good price. Moreover, it has its free parking. The zoo is clean and tidy, with big spaces for the animals, that seem to be in good condition. It is a great visit, specially if you go with kids, one of the best zoo I ever visited.
  • It was an OK experience. There were too many trees and shrubs so couldn't see the animals properly. I have been going since I was four over twenty years ago and it was better then more open like African planes.
  • Good place to visit with free parking. Wild lights is amazing display. A bit chilli but there are hot drink stands to keep warm. Nice activity to do whole family especially for children. Highly recommend.
  • Went to see wild lights. Amazing display, nice stroll in crisp cold night but plenty of hot drink stands to keep warm. Very nice activity to do with children or even romantic night out. Highly recommend.
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