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Korkeasaari Zoo, Helsinki

3.6
#2 of 11 in Zoos & Aquariums in Finland
Since it was established in 1889, Korkeasaari Zoo has attracted tourists and animal lovers for more than a century. The zoo's rocky island location attracts as much awe as the animals here; in fact, the island was a national park and used for fishing in 1569 until the establishment of the zoo in the 19th century. Discover this quiet spot removed from the city center where you can view over 150 animal species and 1,000 types of plants. Walk through the site's popular cat valley and get to know the exotic creatures at one of Europe's oldest zoos. Put Korkeasaari Zoo into our Helsinki trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very large and well maintained zoo. The territory of the zoo occupies the whole island-it is a plus and minus as there and back to get to the boat or on the boat. Animals look great-large predators are gorgeous, well-groomed, easy to watch-they move freely on quite large enclosures. For visitors equipped with special glass showcases-very convenient for selfies) birds generally walk on the territory of the free-wild geese nest and incubate eggs right under their feet-where they seemed convenient) on the territory of wandering peacocks and running hares. There are no specific smells. The only minus-to eat there tasty will not work, all cafes in territory clearly suffer assortment and quality of food
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  • We visited the zoo on May holidays. Parking is very far from the zoo, on the neighboring island. It is forbidden to drive and drop passengers by road signs, and if you have small children or elderly people, consider that to go there really about a kilometer on foot in hilly terrain. Public transport is delivered directly to the cash registers. After the cash desks you will need to overcome the long and very windy bridge that leads to the next island. Cheers, you're finally at the zoo. On the island in May is very cold, the animals are malfrom (most likely hid...
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