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Korkeasaari Zoo, Helsinki

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#1 of 13 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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  • Walking around the island is good exercise and you can see a lot of cute animals, accompanied by an educational description which is very informative. The lion’s roar is very loud, there are tigers an...  more »
  • Visited the Zoo on weekends. Arrived without problems, the car Navigator left for free, before braking. To the Zoo had to walk about 1 km through the Park Zoo is located on the island, where all the territory ceded under the menagerie. before entering bought tickets for adults 12 euros for children from 6 years 4-17 euros has been working with Zoo 6:00 pm to 10. all very neat and organized, no dirt and stench. Animals live in very spacious enclosures, almost like in nature. If the animals are not predators and are not dangerous to others, the maximum low and open enclosures, so children may very well consider them very surprised walking freely on the territory of peacocks on the territory there is a big sandbox for children, there is also a café where you can enjoy snack. Very impressed the Amur tiger.
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  • The zoo is on an island. Took the boat from the market to the zoo (7 euros, return). You purchase zoo tickets once you arrive at the zoo. The zoo is well layed out and an easy walk. There are a couple of restaurants along the way. There appeared to be an emphasis on big cats - every type of big cat imaginable. Also enjoyed the reindeer! It was a pleasant way to spend 2-3 hours.
  • It was amazing adventure - the best zoo in the World! If you have time, my advice is to visit it. I was really charmed about such various species of animals and their living condition. This zoo grow up my love for Finland.
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