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Rome Zoo

Local name: Bioparco di Roma

The Roman zoo is located in the Villa Borhese park and covers 18 ha. At the zoo you can see 222 species of animals, e.g. European bison, Egyptian turtles, Komodo dragons, Asian lions, Nandus, caprices, wolves, zebras, antelopes, elephants, hippos, tigers, giraffes, Persian leopards, Benetta wallaby. The purpose of the garden is breeding and preserving endangered species. Educational meetings, games, shows, performances and picnics are organized in the garden.

The zoo was opened in 1911, some animals were brought from the Hamburg zoo. Work on the creation of the garden lasted from 1908. Carl Hagenbeck's original design assumed the free movement of animals in the garden. In 1998, the institution was redesigned and adapted to ecological requirements. In the zoo there is a specially designated area for children, in which they can directly stay with farm animals. Another attraction is the recreation area with carousels and a playground.


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    Rome Zoo map
    Viale del Giardino Zoologico 100197 Rome , Italy