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Bioparco, Rome
(3.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Bioparco, or the Rome Zoo, was founded in 1908 so the public could view exotic animals and learn about their habitats. Since then, the park has added conservation and environmental education to its goals. The blend of early 20th-century architecture next to the recreated habitats gives the zoo a fantastical appearance that combines human history with natural history. Arrive well before closing time at 5 p.m., because many of the habitats close early to accommodate the animals. Put Bioparco and other Rome attractions into our Rome family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Wonderful trip into a magical place. Well organized despite the crowds, the Guide and the constant alerts to the speaker make visitors share in the life of the zoo. Very informative Museum of things not to do with animals, inside are kept the relics seized by law enforcement as stuffed animals, ivory, bags, belts, wallets, furs and all the crazy things that man can do with the skin of the poor animals. Very smart to create places where children can play, so you can download during the visit. No use talking animals individually, certainly in freedom would be better off, but I have to say that to be in captivity are treated well.
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  • We visited this zoo on a Monday, absolute peace of mind. Well organized and clean, very nice to the Reptile House.
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  • With a bit of skepticism we brought our baby at the Bioparco di Roma, honestly we expected the usual sad little zoo where animals from tropical climates seek to adapt between narrow spaces ... ... instead we left pleasantly surprised and satisfied! Well done! The Park is beautifully landscaped and the animals seem at ease. Unimaginable in central Rome. Many educational initiatives for children and admission price absolutely adequate to what the Park offers. We particularly appreciated the Reptile House that reproduces faithfully a slice of rainforest! Only note, not dependent on the Park, the restaurant poor!
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  • This is a good Zoo, but when I went, its cost 16 Euros and about 20% of the exhibits were closed. I also didn't appreciate that the Aquarium cost another 3 Euros. Its a decently sized zoo and there's a nice picnic area. The animals looks pretty healthy, although I think some of them could have done with more space.
  • Went on a day trip with our little ones. Their were many of each animal and we found it was quite good compared to our local zoo in Vancouver, BC. The enclosures are a bit smaller than some, but it was nice not to have to walk so much. Many animals seemed to run up to the fence or front of glass to greet our children. Especially enjoyed the chimpanzees who put on a show for us.
  • The zoo is nice, but it seems like there were very few of each animal. Only one lion/tiger, so if they were asleep you don't get too see one at all. Kids under one meter tall get in for free. It was nice that all of the information they had was in both Italian and English.
  • A really nice and cosy zoo. Large variety of animals - make sure to pay extra for access to the aquarium (you get to see Nemo and Dory - although they are not advertised as such). Be aware that certain parts of the zoo close earlier, such as the reptile house.
  • loved it! Its definitely not the Bronx or San Diego zoo but well worth a visit and the only zoo i have seen that actually has a guinea pig pen with about 50 critters running around - FUN!