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Dublin Zoo, Dublin
(4.3/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Dublin Zoo a centerpiece of your Dublin vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Dublin trip generator.
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  • A nice mix of animals are located in Dublin Zoo, some of the enclosures do seem a bit small for the animals. But i suppose thats generally the case for zoos. a fun day out for the family 
  • Decided to take a trip to the zoo with my partner as had not been since i was a young child. Had an amazing day, strolling around to see the different animals. The place looks amazing and animals also...  more »
  • Great place, offers visitors a wide arrange of animals, including tigers, snow leopards, and giraffes, to name a few of my favourites. Only wish the zoo wouldn't close at 4pm already. 
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  • Lovely day out for kids young and old. Animals seem to be well cared for and able to roam. Good to get close to animals you would normally miss
  • Great place to bring my son. He absolutely loved it. A little bit pricey inside for snacks but in the end a great day so well worth the money. Get there early and take your time going around. We spent 6 hours there and saw everything
  • Loved it ... they have tried with the elephant enclosure to have the pens like you would see the elephants in the wild. Lovely walk round zoo and lots of Pokemon
  • Fantastic day out. An excellent place for kids and adults alike. Very well run, clean, friendly knowledgeable staff and great selection of animals to view. Highly recommend for a wonderful day out.
  • A great day out with a new improved layout which is great for wheelchair users as well with full accessibility to all it has to offer. Plenty of eateries and the animals are treated with respect they deserve. A great full day out with the family and you can even bring your own picnic if you want.