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Lisbon Zoo, Lisbon

(4.4/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
Explore the historical Lisbon Zoo with its 300 species of animals, many of which are endangered. Dr. Van Der Leen, who owned the largest aviary in the country, founded the zoo in 1884 with the support of a few others. This zoo is focused on conservation and the continuation of endangered species. Learn about its efforts by participating in an educational program or joining in a recreational activity on site. You can see more than 2,000 animals, including 157 species of birds. The zoo also offers a number of entertaining exhibits, including a dolphin show. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lisbon Zoo and many more Lisbon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lisbon vacation planner.
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  • We spent a whole day to enjoy as much as possible. If certain areas for animals are spacious, to other small seem to other animals. Some areas for forest animals are little tree and flooded with Sun. One more, the cable car that allows you to fly over the zoo and see some animals resting in height (Panther, jaguar,...). Section small primates was unfortunately closed without explanation.
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  • Quaint old fashioned zoo with a good collection of animals, the highlight of the visit was the aerial ride that took you over the animal enclosures in something that resembled a shopping trolley absol...  more »
  • Always a good place to visit and relax while visiting the animals. Clean and pleasant with lots of places to rest. I recommend the trip on the cable car. Well served with amenities.  more »
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  • Great place to take your kids on a trip to discover different animals and enjoy different activities. Over the years, a lot of work has been done on the animal enclosures to make them into better habitats for the animals themselves. Activities involving dolphins, sea lions and birds are a plus and really allow for expanded contact with the animals themselves for a few lucky ones. Overall, a nice idea for a family day out, albeit a bit costly (worth the cost in my opinion but not everyone's cup of tea).
  • The fairly small zoo has it's charms. If you want to see dolphins, you have to get in early for the 11am show. Otherwise, I highly recommend to tkae the teleferico to get a good overview of the site, and then decide which part of the zoo you want to put more emphasis on. The gorillas and monkeys were pretty active at the time. The giraffes will always be giraffes, so tall and elegant.
  • It's a nice place to visit with plenty of animals to see. The birds show and the dolphins are entertaining. There are some great enclosures for the monkeys and the felines and they seem to be confortable within their enclosure. If you want to see everything with ease and catch the shows it is advised to take the whole day (10Am-18pm) to visit
  • Best zoo I've been too! You feel like you can touch the animals due to the open plan layout. The high rise mini train tour (which is free) is a stand out feature. I wish England's zoo's were as good as this.
  • Very nice zoo with lots of improved spacious housing for the animals. Entrance fee is relatively high but the dolphin show and cable car (really great) are included in the price.