Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is never far from the top slot as Dublin’s most visited attraction. And why wouldn’t it be? There’s something in it for everyone, whether you’re from Dublin or visiting from abroad, whether you’re a young aspiring naturalist or simply seeking a beautiful, calming relaxing place to visit.

Dubliners have been enjoying The Zoo since 1831. In that time many advances have been made in the animal habitats and in how you can observe them. Altogether there are 28 hectares (69 acres) to explore,  including: World of Cats, World of Primates, The Kairanga Forest Trail, Fringes of The Arctic, African Plains, Birds, Reptiles, Plants, City Farm and Endangered Species. Dublin Zoo works closely with other zoos around the world to support endangered species.

Little known fact? The next time you’re at the movies, remember that the first MGM Lion to roar its way out of Hollywood was born in Dublin. His birth name was Cairbre but, like a lot of stars, he changed his name and was known to the world as ‘Slats’.

A visit to Dublin Zoo is a “must do” on every travel itinerary and with easy access via the LUAS light rail system Citywest Hotel is the perfect base.

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