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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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  • So I went to the Dublin Zoo Lights and you walk around for 2 hours it would have been great because I love animals BUT 1. You can't see the animals. 2. All the lights are the same thing. . 3. The... 
    So I went to the Dublin Zoo Lights and you walk around for 2 hours it would have been great because I love animals BUT 1. You can't see the animals. 2. All the lights are the same thing. . 3. The...  more »
  • the zoo itself if quite big and spacious but the variety of animals is limited. that is a plus because animals have quite large encloseurs and dont seem sad or bored. there is a lot of big mammals... 
    the zoo itself if quite big and spacious but the variety of animals is limited. that is a plus because animals have quite large encloseurs and dont seem sad or bored. there is a lot of big mammals...  more »
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  • Amazing zoo. Been here multiple times since I was a child. Lots of animals from around the world and all staff seem to be friendly. Food and drinks served around the zoo too with toilets placed along the route. Was here today for the Wild Lights display. It was amazingly done and their was food stands (hot dog, burger + chicken stands inc. vegetarian options) + coffee stands around the route. Really nice display and is worth a visit.
  • Let's start with the booking system: excellent. I'm not sure if we got lucky but it's much better now than my last visit. Anyway, you don't go to a zoo to talk about people or the tickets!! The zoo itself is very well laid out. It's easy to walk around and there's plenty to see and do to keep kids (and adults) occupied. We brought a packed lunch and spent several hours exploring. It's great to see so many different animals. The exhibits are also very informative. Parking is free and close by.

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