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Top 20 Zoos in Europe

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There are hundreds of zoos in Europe, Germany alone has over 400 of them. This is a list of best Zoos in Europe

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Wilhelma Zoo, Stuttgart, Germany Report Abuse
It is not only a zoo, but also a botanical garden. You can see a wide variety of different animals and plants there.
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Zoologischer Garten Berlin, Germany Report Abuse
Pandas,penguins, seals and many other cute animals can bee seen in Berlin zoo. It has over 14, 000 animals to look at.
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A great place to go and see big animals in tiny cages looking sad and distressed.
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Tierpark Hellabrunn, Munich, Germany Report Abuse
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Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria Report Abuse
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Dublin Zoo, Ireland Report Abuse
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Fantastic zoo and lots of new babies being born all the time. Great family day out.
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great zoo lots of animals to see
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Prague Zoo, Czech Republic Report Abuse
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Large area to walk and lot species to see (many of the on the red list) in "natural" environement. Bravo to all guys who helped to save this zoo 10 years ago when Prague was flooded out. Entry only for 8 € for an adult. Definitively my favorite one.
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Awesome zoo, defenitly one of the best. Africa from Near, the gharial pavilion, Indonesian Jungle and the Giraffe house are some of the best exhibits in European zoos. Also a lot of rare species, like ratel, elephant shrew, ferret badger, brown hyena, gharial and shoebill stork. VISIT IT!
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Rotterdam Zoo, Netherlands Report Abuse
Probably the best zoo of the Netherlands. Some great exhibits like Tamah Indah (elephants, tapirs, rhino's and others), The Oceanium and the ''Rivierahal''. Some great species like Komodo dragons, Francois langurs, puffins, amur leopards, rusty spotted cats and civets.
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Bioparc Valencia Report Abuse
It's by far the best zoo I have ever been to. Opened just a few years ago and it houses only african animals, but WHAT a collection and a setting. When walking around the zoo you can almost forget that you are in the middle of a large european city and not in africa. There are no walls and cages, it's all wáter moats and glasses and has a fantastic collection of african flora. Don't miss the central savanna exibit, the crocodile and hippo cave and the lémur island!! Negative point: a bit expensive, but still worth it.
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Very nice, but too small and expensive.
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Best zoos, I have ever been to!
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It doesn't feel like a zoo... it's more like a walking safari. Awesome!
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It is a an amazing zoo... you feel as if you were in Africa. It is incredible to visit and quite posible it is the most confortable zoo for animals.
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Beauval Report Abuse
One of the most impressive zoo in the world. Much more to see than you can actually do..... Did I say " Pandas" ......?
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Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark Report Abuse
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To put Copenhagen ZOO as low as #11 is a big mistake.. A massive effort have been made to recreate the animals natural habitats and the animals are fed in a natual way also. #2 in Europe after Berlin ZOO imho.
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There is a pretty cool Arctic World where you can watch polar bears and seals swim under water. And its the only zoo in Europe to have Tasmanian devils! Funny enough you get a great view of Norman Fosters designer elephant habitat from the park next to the zoo - for free
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Awesome place. One of the places to visit before dying. I was shaking and crying while walking through this wonderland.
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London Zoo, UK Report Abuse
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There are only small animals! No pandas, no elephants, no rhino, no hippo (only pigmy hippo)... very dissapointing and expensive!
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Zoo Aquarium de Madrid Report Abuse
Opened in 1770 and moved to its current location in Madrid's largest park (Casa de Campo) in the 70s. The zoo has an impressive collection of animals, over 6,000 animals of more tan 500 species, including Giant Pandas, Koalas, Dolphins, Red Pandas, Orangutans, and Western Lowland Gorillas, as well asthe usual animals found in most zoos (elephants,lions, tigers, cheetahs, hyenas, hipos, indian rhinos, white rhinos, giraffes etc.). The aquarium boasts a huge collection, including a large tank with sharks. In 1978 China presented the King of Spain with two giant pandas, Shao Shao and Quian Quiang. Their cub, Chu-lin, born in 1982 died in 1996. Chu-lin was the first panda born in captivity using artificial insemination in Europe. The zoo is now home to giant pandas Bing Xing (M) and Hua Zui Ba (F), who arrived in Madrid on 8 September 2007 and their cubs born September 2010.
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Best place in Europe for Giant Pandas!
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Elephants, Dolphins, Giant and Ded Panda, Koalas, Gorillas and a very interesting reptile and amphian exhibition.
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Pandas, Koala, Orangutan, Elephant, Dolphin and Gorilla!
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Huge zoo, with many interesting animals: lemurs, pandas, dophins... The Zoo was one of the first zoos in Europe to separate the animals from the visitors with large water moats.
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Barcelona Zoo, Spain Report Abuse
This zoo has a remarkable amount of rare animals including Sumatra Tiger, Sri Lanka Leopard, Anteater, Black Vulture and many more.
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It has so many animals
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Zürich Zoologischer Garten, Switzerland Report Abuse
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Awesome, especially the Madagascar house
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Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland Report Abuse
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Antwerp Zoo, Belgium Report Abuse
It is best known for its reptile exhibits, which are displayed in a very unusual way, using cold barrier. Antwerpen zoo has over 950 different species of animals including quite a few very rare animals like white rhino.
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Great city zoo, although some enclosures aren't to great for the animals. One of the best reptile houses of Europe. Great Subantarctic penguin enclosure. Nice Nocturnal house. Lots of history to be found here too. Biggest con; big cat enclosures
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A bit run down and old needs some updating and tlc to make it less depressing. However it does some good conservation work in the old belgium colonies.
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Zoo Opole, Poland Report Abuse
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Colchester Zoo, Colchester, England Report Abuse
It is, simply put, the best zoo in the United Kingdom
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The best zoo in the country. It has modern and enriching enclosures. It also houses a wide range of animals e.g lions, elephants, Komodo dragons, tigers, ourangutans, chimps, bears and cheaters. There are plenty of other things to do such as play parks, shops and the train ride. The zoo is 50 yets old this year so when better to go.
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i'm agreeing with that guy, I wanna go back
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I've been to many zoo's throughout the UK, and I can say with confidence that I had the best time at Colchester, I have bought a gold membership card and I will be returning many times a year,
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Natura Artis Magistra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Report Abuse
It is quite small and peaceful zoo, which isn't located far from city center. It also has a mindblowing collection of butterflies, which are kept in the butterfly house.
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Quite possibly the worst zoo in a developed European country and easily the worst in the Netherlands. Many exhibit are excactly the same as in 1910 and unfortunately the welfare and enrichment is therefore the same. The butterfly house is one of the few good things.
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Tallinn Zoo, Estonia Report Abuse
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Chester zoo! Report Abuse
Because its sick blaadd
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Zoo Basel, Basel, Switzerland Report Abuse
Zoo Basel has over 1.8 million visitors per year, is the top paid tourist attraction in Switzerland, has more than 6,000 animals, and is constantly listed as one of the top 10 zoos in the world
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Helsinki Zoo, Finland Report Abuse
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La Palmyre Report Abuse
Great place, sea shore, sunny, wonderful species
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Should be number one! It's amazing!
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Go here at least twice a year. Love it! I have a house round the corner. It's brilliant!
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Lisbon Zoo, Portugal Report Abuse
At Lisbon Zoo, you will travel around the world without leaving Lisbon. Go to California and kiss a sea lion, pass through Cuba and feel the skin of a snake, and be sure to go sailing in the ocean to watch the dolphins. In the African route, meet the gorillas and chimpanzees. Visit the elephants and the giraffes in the savannah. Watch the pelicans feeding between Africa and Asia. Hide in the forest to observe the okapis and explore Madagascar to find lemurs. Back to Portugal, visit the Children's Farm and learn all about domestic animals. Be amazed by the view from the cable car and take a ride in the Zoo train. All with the promise of an unforgettable day spent in the centre of Lisbon!
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Sofia Zoo, Bulgaria Report Abuse
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Are you serious? This should not be on the top 30 list. Their zoo is like a soviet animal prison!
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Budapest Zoo, Budapest, Hungary Report Abuse
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Pairi Daizi Report Abuse
Slowly growing in the last 20 years, so not the biggest collection, but they're getting there. Very beautiful park and scenery.
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La ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France Report Abuse
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small, dusty and old, encaged, unhappy animals...
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Riga Zoo Report Abuse
Fantastic place with a lot of animals. There are lions, tigers, bears, giraffes. There are also domestic animals and tropic house.
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Selwo Zoo, Estepona Report Abuse
Lovely scenary and large collection.
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Tierpark Hellabrunn Munich Report Abuse
The Munich Zoo Hellabrunn was founded in 1911 as the first Geo-zoo worldwide. The animals live according to their geographic distribution in complex communities. If you follow the icons you will travel around the world and experience our different habitats. Hellabrunn is not a zoo in the classical sense. It is more of a nature preserve within the landscape conservation area of the Isar meadows inhabited by animals that live in especially large, structured enclosures. Thanks to an extensive array of ditches and a natural landscape design, the visitor can enjoy the wonderful and unobstructed view of animals that could normally only be obtained on safari.
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Jardin d'Acclimatation, Paris, France Report Abuse
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New Zoo, Poznań Report Abuse
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Zoo Ostrava Report Abuse
The zoo was pretty old, but with new director the zoo started the grow and new exposicion of hippos, elephants, chimpanzees, safari, gibons, lemurs, childerns zoo, red pandas, deers, eagles and many others helped the zoo to be one of the best in Europe.
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Bristol Zoo, England Report Abuse
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