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Bioparco, Rome

(3.1/5 based on 1,300+ 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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  • My daughter liked it. For me-you can not consider all-remember monkeys, giraffes, Zebra, away came to the fence. Tiger wearily wandered as a prisoner on the same route, and just me upset, very sad sight, although it's not exactly the theme of that particular place. I'm not a fan of zoos, and go there with a child, here is what I personally liked it-so this lake with birds, and strolling there under the feet of peacocks. But what frustrates me is that we have not missed with a ball, which sold in large numbers in the Park. I don't know, maybe these characteristic of all zoos, not previously experienced, or do not remember it. On the street stood a strong wind, I asked collaborators to leave him on point guards. People had very little. But no, they didn't go to the meeting by showing on the railing, and we have not seen the ball, it flew away. My daughter was upset, because we waited for his collection. I certainly understand that this rule, to which my husband and I weren't ready, and no one who should not; but, seemingly, in a place waiting for a great deal of attention to the concerns of the child and of the Italians, who everywhere are melting at the sight of the children here were very formal and cold
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  • I was on Sunday 12 February, I came to the 12:30, it took a while to find parking but perhaps not being the place we were unskillful, still found very close (5 mins walk). We just had to queue for tickets (short, approx 10 min) and then rushing to eat children: 30 months 13 months Andrea Ale. I didn't bring hot meals for the small, now eats without problems, I thought there was a restaurant or snack bar well organized, provided. I was wrong! There is only one bar snack bar, little choice of dishes and not so inviting (somewhat pricey). For the little I got a soup to bits I crushed a homogenized and I put a little Parmesan, happily eat everything it finds. For the great a simple plate of pasta sauce, I tasted everything but nothing of that. Overall I was lucky! The place was very sad and empty, as a place strictly for kids on this side we own. The great Park has enjoyed, was so thrilled! I was very happy! Are perhaps some waste paper around! But blame the do just us humans! Some little beast made me tenderness on the other hand is not their habitat, but are animals born there so I'm used to (do not know if everyone though). In summary for lunch, afternoon snack: ORGANIZZATEVIIIIIII!!!
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  • Stroll to discover the animals and have a chance to see them live, observe the beauty of nature in the heart of a city is rare .... of course remains the regret of these beings in the wild but in captivity ... but still kept very well and with the aim of avoiding extinction allowing protection and the possibility of the study thereof
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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!