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Dublin Zoo

Ireland’s most popular family attraction, Dublin Zoo proudly welcomes over one million customers per year. Having first opened in 1831, it is among the oldest and most varied zoos on the planet. Comprising 70 acres of parkland and lakes, the picturesque site is home to around 600 animals. As you walk around, you’ll get to meet rare and exotic species, and also learn about the conservation efforts undertaken to protect endangered animals around the globe. Kids and adults alike will love trekking through featured indoor and outdoor habitats, among them the African Savanna, which replicates open plains populated by giraffes, painted dogs, rhinos and zebras. Meanwhile, in the architecturally stunning Roberts House, is Zoorassic World, home to reptiles past and present. Perhaps you’d prefer to call by the Gorilla Rainforest, home to a sizeable breeding group of healthy western lowland gorillas, or invade the Asian Forests, inspired by the Gir forest of Indian, home to a pride of Asian lions, or visit the elephant herd at the Kaziranga Forest Trail. Visiting Dublin Zoo is a rewarding enough experience in and of itself, but because the it is a registered charity, your attendance will help maintain the zoo’s facilities and its vital conservation work.

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Great fun, fantastic day out with the kids. Animals looked after well and happy!

- Paddy S - 02-11-2017

Great Zoo, all of the animals looked in great condition and appeared happy. My wife and I spent about 5 hrs walking around the Zoo. We both especially liked the African Savanna section, the Orangutans and the Elephants.

- Mark Wharton - 23-08-2016