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Visiting Dublin Zoo

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Dublin Zoo, in Phoenix Park, Dublin, is a zoo in Ireland, and one of Dublin's most popular attractions. Opened in 1831, the zoo describes its role as conservation, study, and education.

Explore the homes and habitats of a variety of animals at the Dublin Zoo

Explore the homes and habitats of a variety of animals at the Dublin Zoo

African Plains

African Plains

This is an area themed on the wildlife of Africa. The African Plains of Dublin Zoo covers about 13 hectares and features the 'African Savanna', home to the common zebras, giraffes, white rhinoceros, scimitar-horned oryx and ostriches. The Gorilla rainforest is the abode of a troop of gorillas of the western lowland species. The other animals exhibited in the African Plains comprise of chimpanzees, hippopotamus, African wild dogs, African spurred tortoises, okapis, eastern bongo, chimpanzee, White-crowned mangabey, Red river hog, Red-capped mangabey, Western lowland gorilla and Abyssinian ground hornbills. The area also features an African cuisine and theme restaurant and gift store.

Fringes of the Arctic

Fringes of the Arctic

This area exhibits animals that either belongs to the aquatic world or to the cold climatic regions of the world. The animals featured in the Fringes of the Arctic include the Humboldt penguins, California sea lions, Eurasian wolf, Oriental small-clawed otter, Siberian tigers and grey wolves.

Zoorassic World of Reptiles or Roberts House

Zoorassic World of Reptiles or Roberts House

This is the house of a variety of reptiles that include the West African crocodiles, veiled chameleons, Gila monsters, pancake tortoises, plated lizards, leopard tortoises, Bell's hinge-back tortoises, Asian leaf turtles, Burmese pythons, Asian water monitors, Macleay's spectres, East African black mud turtles and Chilean rose tarantulas. The other animals housing in this area of the Zoo include the Great Indian hornbill, Rodrigues fruit bat, Yellow-backed chattering lory, Victoria crowned pigeon, Red junglefowl, Crested wood-partridge and Red-crested turaco. This House also features a replica of the fossilized T.Rex.

The Kaziranga Forest Trail

The Kaziranga Forest Trail

Named for the sake of the famous Kaziranga National Park of India, The Kaziranga Forest Trail of Dublin Zoo is home of the Asian Elephants and a pair of breeding blackbucks. This enclosure consists of two beautiful pools a lovely waterfall, a sheltered area for viewing and playground for tourist children.

Sea Lion Cove

Sea Lion Cove

This was opened in Dublin Zoo in the year 2015 and is now the abode of California sea lions. This is one of the most major attractions of the Zoo and its design resembles the natural habitat of the California sea lions.

World of Primates

World of Primates

Needless to say, this is the world of monkeys and apes and features a chain of manmade islands amid a natural lake. These islands are inhabited by red ruffed lemurs, siamang gibbons, ring-tailed lemurs, Celebes macaques and spider monkeys.

Dublin Zoo Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The Dublin Zoo tickets can be purchased online at the official website of Dublin Zoo and from our website or offline at the entrance office at the Zoo. There are daily tickets of different prices and annual tickets that allow unlimited entry throughout the year. It is preferable to buy online Dublin Zoo tickets to avoid standing in long queues under the sun.

How To Get Around?

To get around, you will have to go by foot. In average, the tour to Dublin Castle will take about 70 minutes.

What Should I Wear?

There is no specific dresscode. Do wear casual and comfortable clothes. Wear comfortable walking shoes as you are going to walk around inside the zoo.

Dublin Zoo Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time of the year to visit Dublin Zoo of Ireland is during the spring and summer months of October to February. Try to enter the zoo in the early hours of the morning when it is not too crowded.

Currency

Euro

Will I Need a Guide?

No, you don't need a guide. Having a the zoo brochure or guidebook is enough tp help you explore.

How To Get There?

The Dublin Zoo is located at a 15-minute walking distance from Heuston Station. The Zoo is easily accessible by bus, train, car and bicycle.

Additional Info

The parking space outside the Dublin Zoo is not monitored so make sure that you do not leave any valuable behind in your car. Skates, bikes, and scooters are strictly prohibited within the premises. Carry a water bottle and keep it filled as you might feel dehydrated and tired after walking for a long time. Be careful of the orangutans and do not forget to catch the live webcams on wolves, penguins, African savanna and elephants. You are not allowed to feed the animals yourselves. Dogs aren't allowed inside the zoo but there is a sitting area in the zoo which provides temporary accommodation for the dogs when the owner is strolling inside. The zoo is open all year round, except on Christmas and St. Stephen's Day, which is on 25th and 26th of December respectively.