The 10 Best Zoos in Europe to Visit

1.-Aquaworld Aquarium , Crete, Greece

Zoo and aquarium opened in 1995, Aquaworld Aquarium offers a different tour to do during a trip to the Greek island of Crete. Many of the animals, which include fish, reptiles and other marine species, were rescued and are protected on site.

The 10 Best Zoos in Europe to Visit

Vienna Zoo, Austria Photo: WienTourismus/Willfried Gredler-Oxenbauer/Disclosure

2.-Vienna Zoo, Austria

Known as Tiergarten Schönbrunn, the Vienna Zoo is the oldest on the planet, opened 260 years ago. Hippos, giraffes, panthers, polar bears and lions are some of the many species that live there. The aquarium and the Arctic area are among the main highlights.

3.-Experience Zoo, Hanover, Alemanha

A themed zoo, the Erlebnis Zoo in the German city of Hanover has seven geographic areas such as Africa, Canada or the Indian jungle. Visitors take a “journey” across the five continents, seeing more than 2 animals scattered throughout the park.

4.-Bioparc, Valencia, Spain

Bioparc de Valencia is a zoological park created with the concept of introducing visitors to the wild habitats of animals from around the world. The innovative design creates a different environment to other zoos on the planet, with more intimacy with the animals and a surprising point of view of the life of the species.

5.-Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Isle of Jersey, England

Located on the island of Jersey in the English Channel, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (better known as Jersey Zoo) has the mission to protect and save endangered species. Founded by the English naturalist and television presenter Ferald Durrell, the zoo now has around 190 curious species that are little known to the general public.

The 10 Best Zoos in Europe to Visit

Mundomar, Benidorm, Spain Photo: Disclosure

6.-Mundomar, Benidorm, Spain

Located next to the Aqualandia water park, the Mundomar aquarium is a place that defends the environment, fighting for the respect and conservation of marine species. With an area of ​​60 m², this aquarium in the Spanish city of Benidorm offers shows with dolphins and sea lions among its main attractions.

7.-Genoa Aquarium, Italy

The largest aquarium in Italy, and the second largest in Europe, the Genoa Aquarium is home to approximately 12 animals, in an ecosystem with all kinds of species of flora and fauna. Inaugurated in 1992, the aquarium has become the main tourist attraction in the region.

8.-Berlin Zoo, Germany

Inaugurated in 1844, the Berlin Zoo is one of the oldest in Europe, and covers an area of ​​34 hectares in the Tiergarten district of the German capital. With more than 1.500 species and around 17 animals, the zoo Panda bears and polar bears are among the zoo's main attractions.

9.-Frankfurt Zoo, Germany

More than 4.500 animals from 400 different species live in Frankfurt Zoo. One of the park's main attractions is the nocturnal animal enclosure, one of the most impressive on the planet, where, as visitors get used to the darkness, they can see bats, African anteaters, and much more.

10.-Dublin Zoo, Ireland

With over 600 species, Dublin Zoo has attractions designed to teach visitors the importance of preserving endangered species. Inaugurated in 1830, the park is one of the oldest in Europe, and is now an important attraction in the Irish capital.

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