Lisbon Zoo – a day well spent

Lisbon Zoo, a lovely park located in Sete Rios areaPhoto © Lisbon Zoo

The Lisbon Zoo is located in Sete Rios area and in this lovely park you will be able to find species literally from every corner of the world and travel around the globe, without leaving our beautiful city of Lisbon.

This zoo houses around 2000 animals, between mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropds.

Among its main attractions there’s the popular Dolphin’s Bay, the Enchanted Forest were you can share the space with free flying birds while learning about recycling and environmental values, the Children’s Farm, a charming petting zoo, and the cable car, that enables visitors to move around the zoo and be closer to wild animals, without disturbing them or being in danger.

But more than a place to enjoy seeing rare animals and have some fun, the Lisbon Zoo has a clear mission: to run a centre of conservation, reproduction and reintroduction of endangered species.

So when we visit this zoo and get amazed by the tigers from India, or when we feed the goofy pelicans, or laugh with african monkeys, we are not only learning about animal life and having a good time, we are also doing our share by contributing to an important project of conservation of endangered species and their habitats.

And one of the greatest things about Lisbon Zoo is that it was designed to guarantee that everyone leaves with a smile in their face, from toddlers to grandparents, from families to groups of friends.

 

Lisbon Zoo

> Estrada de Benfica

> Metro: Sete Rios

> Opens every day of the year, from 10:00 to 20:00 during summer (21 March to 20 September) and from 10:00 to 18:00 during winter (21 September to 20 March)

> Admission price: from 14,50€ to 20,50€ according to age group. Check the complete price table in Lisbon Zoo website

> Insider tip: if you are brave enough or wish to have a closer contact with some animals and meet their caretakers, the zoo has a special activity called “Wild Saturdays”, that invites you to gather your family and visit some of the zoo’s backstages. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and get in touch with the Lisbon Zoo for more info.

 

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