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“really lovely zoo beautiful setting”
Review of Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo
Ranked #53 of 586 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned in recent years to be a safe environment for people and the animals with gardens, lakes and natural habitats.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 April 2018

the zoo was lovely, watching monkeys climbing over ropes above our heads was pretty impressive, you do have to be careful though as i seems their bladders get weaker going across, baby zebra's and elephants were adorable.

one downside and it is a very small one is the fact that the sevice in the Meerkat restaurant was very slow, my friend's soup went cold while waiting for three wraps to be freshly made for the rest of us in the party (they were made to order and were very nice), the poor lady was doing her best but really needed some help.

although we saved a couple of euros booking online the queue was actually longer than the people paying on the day, I think this was due to some work being done at the zoo so is probably only a tempory issue

Thank debcdoodlebug
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit so much to see and do worth the visits staff are so helpful and friendly the location is great inside Phoenix Park spend all day and still didn’t manage to see everything

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Visited on a busy Easter Sunday. Hadn't been there for over 40 years,& was very impressed with the beautiful enclosures everywhere for the animals. Feeding times could be found on their website before visit. Extremely impressed with viewing areas for sea lions in particular, partly below water level ! Keepers of Giraffes & white rhino explained the zoo's breeding programme. Plenty of seats,eating areas & zoo mostly on the level.
For the elderly, I suggest you hire a taxi from city centre to take you directly to zoo entrance. Although a bus service from O'Connell St bridge,it only takes you to the Park's entrance- and quite a long walk from there to zoo entrance.
Although not one of the largest zoos I've visited- it is certainly one of the prettiest and easiest to get around.
My 2 grandsons aged 7&6 loved it.

Thank Ray R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

As an adult, I find zoos quite depressing, but children seemed to have a lot of fun. Ideal for children, but don't go there if you care about animals. Except for the sea lions, they all looked very sad. They did seem well taken care of and the zoo is nice kept, but wild animals in captivity should not be entertaining.

Thank RalucaS09
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon here, would definitely recommend a visit. One of the nicest zoos we've been to. Very spacious and the animals are very well cared for.

Thank Laurs234
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