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Dublin Zoo
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Orangutang at Dublin Zoo
Date opened 1 September 1831
Location Dublin, Ireland
Land area 28 ha (69 acres)
Coordinates 53°21′14″N 6°18′14″W / 53.35389°N 6.30389°W / 53.35389; -6.30389Coordinates: 53°21′14″N 6°18′14″W / 53.35389°N 6.30389°W / 53.35389; -6.30389
Annual visitors 1 million (2011)
Major exhibits African Plains, Kaziranga Forst Trail, Roberts house (aviary), South American house, Reptile house, City Farm

The Dublin Zoo (Irish: Zú Bhaile Átha Cliath), in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland is the largest zoo in Ireland. It is one of Dublin's most popular attractions. It was opened in 1831.

It is over 28 hectares (69 acres) in size. It has a number of special areas like:

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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