Dublin Zoo


The Dublin Zoo (Irish: Zú Bhaile Átha Cliath[2][3]), in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland is the largest zoo in Ireland. It is one of Dublin's most popular attractions. It was opened in 1831.[4]

Dublin Zoo
Dublin zoo Orangutang 2011.jpg
Orangutang at Dublin Zoo
Date opened1 September 1831
LocationDublin, Ireland
Land area28 ha (69 acres)[1]
Coordinates53°21′14″N 6°18′14″W / 53.35389°N 6.30389°W / 53.35389; -6.30389Coordinates: 53°21′14″N 6°18′14″W / 53.35389°N 6.30389°W / 53.35389; -6.30389
Annual visitors1 million (2011)
Major exhibitsAfrican Plains, Kaziranga Forst Trail, Roberts house (aviary), South American house, Reptile house, City Farm

It is over 28 hectares (69 acres)[1] in size. It has a number of special areas like:

It was founded on 10 May 1830[9] and opened to the public on 1 September 1831. This makes it the third oldest zoo in the world. The animals, 46 mammals and 72 birds,<[10] were a present from London Zoo.[4]> It now has over 600 animals from all over the world.[11]

In 2010, Dublin Zoo received 963,053 visitors.[12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "FAQ". Dublin Zoo. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
  2. "Heritage Ireland: Páirc an Fhionnuisce – Páirc Náisiúnta Stairiúil".
  3. "Plean Gníomhaíochta Bithéagsúlachta Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath 2008 - 2012" (PDF).
  4. 4.0 4.1 "About Dublin Zoo". Dublin Zoo. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
  5. "Kaziranga Forest Trail Dublin Zoo - Dublin Zoo, Ireland". Dublin Zoo.
  6. "African Savanna". Dublin Zoo. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  7. "Read about our Family Farm animals - Dublin Zoo, Ireland". Dublin Zoo.
  8. "Visit Dublin Zoo's South American House - Dublin Zoo, Ireland". Dublin Zoo.
  9. "About the Zoo - Zoo History". Dublin Zoo. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  10. Kilfeather, Siobhán Marie (2005). Dublin: a cultural history. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 116. ISBN 978-0-19-518201-9.
  11. "Dublin Zoo is home to animals from all around the globe. - Dublin Zoo, Ireland". Dublin Zoo.
  12. Carr, Aoife (1 January 2011). "We're all going to the zoo, zoo, zoo". The Irish Times.

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