Dublin Zoo, in Phoenix Park, is one of Dublin's most popular attractions. Just 35-minutes from Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort.

Covering over 69 acres of Phoenix Park, it is divided into areas named Asian Forests, Orangutan Forest, The Kaziranga Forest Trail, Fringes of the Arctic, Sea Lion Cove, African Plains, Roberts House, House of Reptiles, City Farm and South American House.



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Dublin Zoo is much more than a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family, a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered. The Zoo is a registered charity – your visit will help maintain Dublin Zoo to a high standard, improve the Zoo and contribute to conservation programmes.  

Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction and welcomed over one million visitors last year. 

As one of the world’s oldest zoos, it is home to some 400 animals in a safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience!

Opened in 1831, Dublin Zoo is one of the world's oldest and most popular zoos. It has been transformed in recent decades into a park of gardens, lakes and wonderful natural habitats for over 400 animals.

Many are rare species and their survival in the wild is under threat so many of our animals are part of international breeding programmes for endangered species.

Dublin Zoo is home to animals from all around the globe.

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