Info and tickets Barcelona Zoo, Parc Zoologic de Barcelona; visit the zoo in the Ciutadella Park.
Barcelona Zoo Tickets & Info
|Address||Parco della Ciutadella s/n, Barcelona Spain|
|Metro||Metro station L4 Barceloneta or L4 Ciutadella|
The Parc Zoològic de Barcelona is the Zoo of Barcelona. The zoo first opened its doors in September of 1892 on the day that celebrates the city's patron saint, Mare de Déu de la Mercè. The zoo was built at the site that became vacant after the 1888 World Fair in the Parc de la Ciutadella. The Barcelona zoo covers 13 hectares and houses 7,500 animals. The unique and well-known albino gorilla named snowflake, who also was Barcelona's mascot, drew thousands of people to this zoo. Sadly, he died of skin cancer in 2003.
The zoo of Barcelona
After the death of Snowflake, Barcelona zoo is still known for its many primates, including Borneo orang-utans, different species of marmosets, meerkats, and baboons. In addition, this zoo has a dolphinarium with bottlenose dolphins. Other unique animals here are the Iberian wolf, the Angola lion, and the Dorcas gazelle. This zoo also has a large collection of birds and reptiles. In addition to exotic animals, the Parc Zoològic de Barcelona is also home to native fauna, including birds of prey, the Iberian ibex, and the previously mentioned Iberian wolf. The 'Doñana bird centre' breeds local water fowl to then release them in reservations in Catalonia and other parts of Spain, such as the Doñana.
Where is the Barcelona zoo located?
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