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Dublin Zoo, Dublin

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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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  • We like to class ourselves as zoo connoisseurs, visiting them in every city we go to. We weren't expecting much from Dublin but we were dead wrong. This is a very good zoo. Yes, the standard stock....  more
    We like to class ourselves as zoo connoisseurs, visiting them in every city we go to. We weren't expecting much from Dublin but we were dead wrong. This is a very good zoo. Yes, the standard stock....  more »
  • The zoo was quite amazing. We especially enjoyed walking passed the wolves and seeing a hippo 😁 we had a good time 
    The zoo was quite amazing. We especially enjoyed walking passed the wolves and seeing a hippo 😁 we had a good time  more »
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  • Brilliant well kept Zoo. Staff are all generally very friendly. Food could be cheaper though and there should be more choices. Animal enclosures are generally all kept really clean. Animals all see so laid back. The Zoo lights are a fantastic evening out with your children even the adults enjoy it , so much effort and work put into it. I've been to a couple a light shows and this is by far the best in Ireland.
  • One of the nicest zoos I have been to. Have visited 6 different zoos throughout Europe, and Dublin zoo has to be my favourite. The vast space and all the different animals allows you a good proper day out. It is so big you can spend hours here. We had a 7 and 10 year old when visiting here and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves! They had such fun and the zoo is very safe for them to explore. Very nicely kept and the staff seemed dedicated to caring for all the different animals. A must when visiting Dublin!

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