The Zoo has been transformed from a menagerie that mirrored its Victorian heritage of animals displayed as curiosities, to a place where the joy of learning about wildlife and conservation is at the heart of everything.
Dublin Zoo is recognised as one of the most modern in Europe – and is increasingly an integral part of European Zoo breeding programmes. Crucially, though, it’s a great day out for all the family.
Lions and tigers, gorillas, chimpanzees and orang-utans, rare monkeys, rhinos, hippos, giraffes and many more exotic and endangered species can all be seen. And there's also beautiful Asian elephant, Asha – the first of her species born on Irish soil.
As well as the multitude of animals, children will love the pets corner, city farm and the safari train ride around the African Plains. Gift shops, a café and several picnic areas ensure sustenance, souvenirs and snack stops are available at every turn.