Dublin Zoo, Dublin

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#1 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Ireland
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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  • Spend a week in Dublin involves seeing virtually everything, including the zoo. You can visit in a few hours, no running and no rush. Pets in really narrow habitats have a sadness on sobering. I did not like and I will not return. It's really sad to see that a State such as Ireland, so green and animal lover, don't give enough room for expanding the capital as Dublin zoo.
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  • Lovely zoo. Quite a few different animals and we enjoyed the walk round. Had a lovely talk about the lions who were happy to answer our questions.  more »
  • Unfortunately you could not see the animals. The entrance was however quite expensive at 18 euros! The Zoo can not keep up unfortunately with good zoos from Germany.
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  • I really liked this zoo!! In my opinion it has been the best zoo I have seen overseas. The Orangutans exhibit is absolutely stunning!! They will actually move from island to Island above you!!! I really liked that African Plains exhibit as well! When i went it was 41 degrees Fahrenheit and the majority of animals were out!
  • Wild lights at Dublin zoo The lanterns are fabulous, really well done but the rest of the experience is very poor. The Chinese market consisted of 5 stalls and one noodle bar/trailer. Service was very slow. There was one hot chocolate stall located elsewhere. The service there was painstakingly slow. The position of the stage for the show was really poor, if you're not in the first 4-5 rows of people you can see anything. I like many others had to put my son on my shoulders for the entirety so he could see. It felt overcrowded and difficult to navigate the route with a buggy. Generally the zoo is fantastic but this is really not worth the money paid. It was a real let down and I wouldn't recommend.
  • No 1 attraction in Ireland and for good reason. Always changing for the better yet still a connection to its past. Good range of animals not huge mind you. Hence the dropped star
  • Its a brilliant zoo. The wild lights event is 1st class well worth the money. Hope to see it back next year. 👍 xx
  • Great conservation zoo. Education centre and lots of information about the healthy, well cared for residents, too many to mention! The male Orangutan was bedding down for the evening when I was there and he'd been covered in a hessian blanket by his minder which is how he likes to sleep. He look very content. The new reptile house is very sensitively delivered. A range of food outlets, Meercat restaurant is my personal favourite - a bit more pricey than it ought to be but has a good range of healthy and not so healthy options. Long walk with plenty of greenery, so allow plenty of time.

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