Dublin Zoo facts for kids
Orangutang at Dublin Zoo
|Date opened||1 September 1831|
|Land area||28 ha (69 acres)|
|Annual visitors||931,866 (2008)|
|Major exhibits||African Plains, Kaziranga Forst Trail, Roberts house (aviary), South American house, Reptile house, City Farm|
It is over 28 hectares (69 acres) in size. It has a number of special areas like:
- The Kaziranga Forest Trail. This is an Asian rainforest with elephants.
- African Savanna. This area has animals like giraffes and zebras.
- Family farm. In this area people can see goats and sheep and other farm animals.
- South American House. Animals like the saki monkey, the two-toed sloth and iguana live here.
It was founded on 10 May 1830 and opened to the public on 1 September 1831. This makes it the third oldest zoo in the world. The animals, 46 mammals and 72 birds,< were a present from London Zoo.> It now has over 600 animals from all over the world.
In 2010, Dublin Zoo received 963,053 visitors.
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