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Dublin Zoo, Dublin

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.3/5 based on 4,800+ 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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  • The Dublin Zoo is very well-laid out and has a wide variety of animals to see. I very much enjoyed the apes and monkeys and loved seeing them scurry across a pair of ropes/wires to get from one island...  read more »
  • Beautiful and well maintained terrain, fantastic vegetation and beautifully exhibited a collection of animals. Particularly impressive runs safari and apes. Tickets worth the price!
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  • The zoo is very modern with mostly large enclosures, often containing several species. What impressed us the most is the landscaping along the paths. Worthy of a botanical garden. It also makes the zo...  read more »
  • I received an annual pass as a gift, which is great value, and I can take a friend with me each time. I live near enough to the zoo so now I can go visit early on weekend mornings for one of the best possible morning walks. I often take my camera too to practice my photography skills. The Zoo is well kept, and organized in a large loop, so easy to walk. I've seen better zoo's before (its no San Diego!), but this is by no means a bad zoo. The animals seem well cared for, none of the enclosures seem inhumanely small. Orangutans and Gorrilla's in particular have really nice big new enclosures. The lower level Sea Lion viewing area is a nice touch, But I think it came at the cost of some pool size to the Sea Lions :( The costs for food and snacks are high. We got Ice creams and it was about €2:50 for an Ice burger. Bring your own food, water and packed lunch, there are picnic areas to eat it is.
  • Weather was lovely today which made it an even better day . Such a nice zoo very well looked after . Loads of places to eat relax . But the animals are very well cared for and the they look very happy .its realy a lovely day out ...
  • Some of the residents with their relatives and the staff including myself in Churchview Nursing Home visited Dublin Zoo about two days ago (22.06.16), the place was huge and fantastic, clean and tidy, well managed and the staff and the volunteers were very kind. A special thank you to Christine who patiently arranged our booking and to Sarah our tour guide who were so polite and kind to us all through out of our journey and also to the ladies and gentlemen at Meerkat Restaurant who served us with a lovely cup of tea and coffee. A huge thank you to each and every one of you at Dublin Zoo.
  • One of the best zoos in Europe! I'd say only Zürich Zoo is better. Dublin Zoo is one big loop, which is nice, and there's a wide variety of different animals to see. Perfect for families.
  • 5 star zoological garden! The only downside here us that small kids might get tired of all the walking, especially aired the ginormous African Plains part. But we'll worth a visit for half a day or more. Lots of play areas for breaks and picnics.
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