Introduction

Activities

  • πŸ¦› Hippos: Educational talks about hippos and their behavior.
  • 🦬 Bisons: Learn about the European bison and their conservation.
  • 🦐 Invertebrates: Discover the world of invertebrates with caretakers.
  • 🦭 Sea Lions: Observe sea lions during feeding times and learn about their care.
  • 🐧 Penguins: Understand the dietary needs of penguins with personalized feeding sessions.
  • 🐜 Anteaters: Interactive sessions about anteaters and their unique feeding habits.
  • πŸ“š LudoZoo: Summer activity area for games and reading about animals.
  • πŸ“– Storytelling: Special storytelling sessions in collaboration with AFANOC for children with cancer.

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Animal Exhibits

  • 🦍 Gorilla House: Home to gorillas with a permanent exhibition on primates.
  • 🦎 Reptile House: Features poison dart frogs, iguanas, caimans, and various snakes.
  • 🦜 Aviary: Houses over 70 species of birds from different continents.
  • πŸ’ Titi Monkey House: Popular exhibit with small primates from South America.
  • 🐊 Komodos: Recently refurbished area with Komodo dragons and other species from Asia-Pacific.
  • 🐐 Farm: Interactive area with domestic animals like goats, pigs, and Catalan donkeys.
  • 🐬 Aquarama: Spectacular views of dolphins in their underwater habitat.
  • 🦧 Small Primates Gallery: Features De Brazza monkeys, guenons, and other small primates.

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Historical Background

  • πŸ›οΈ Founded: Established in 1892 in Parc de la Ciutadella.
  • 🎑 Universal Exhibition: Located in buildings from the 1888 Universal Exhibition.
  • 🐘 Notable Animals: Included an elephant named Avi and a killer whale named Ulisses.
  • 🦍 Snowflake: Famous albino gorilla who lived at the zoo from 1966 to 2003.
  • 🏦 Origin: Based on the private menagerie of banker LluΓ­s MartΓ­ i Codolar.

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Conservation Efforts

  • 🌿 Focus: Dedicated to species conservation, research, and education.
  • 🦏 Endangered Species: Participates in 97 ex-situ endangered species conservation programs.
  • 🐦 Aviary Success: High reproductive success with endangered bird species.
  • πŸ’ Gorilla Breeding: Notable success in breeding gorillas.
  • 🐬 Dolphin Breeding: Successfully bred bottlenose dolphins.

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Visitor Information

  • πŸ•’ Opening Hours: Open every day with varying closing times based on the season.
  • 🎟️ Ticket Prices: Different rates based on age and Zoo Club membership.
  • πŸ“… Planning: Check the schedule of activities before visiting.
  • 🌐 Online Tickets: Available for purchase on the official website.
  • πŸ§’ Family-Friendly: Offers educational programs and a large children's park.

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Special Attractions

  • 🦍 Snowflake: The only known albino gorilla, lived at the zoo from 1966 to 2003.
  • 🐬 Aquarama: Underwater views of dolphins.
  • 🦜 Palmeral: Garden with 13 aviaries housing various parrot species.
  • πŸ’ Gorilla House: Exhibition on the life and research of primates.
  • 🐊 Komodos: Area with Komodo dragons and other species from Asia-Pacific.

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Getting There

  • 🚌 Bus: Accessible via the Port OlΓ­mpic - Zoo stop on the Red Route of Barcelona Bus TurΓ­stic.
  • 🚢 Walking: Located within Parc de la Ciutadella, easily reachable on foot.
  • πŸš‡ Metro: Nearby metro stations provide easy access to the zoo.
  • πŸš— Parking: Available for visitors driving to the zoo.
  • πŸ“ Location: Situated in the heart of Barcelona, making it a convenient destination.

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: +34 937 06 56 56
🌐   Website: https://www.zoobarcelona.cat/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: Parc de la Ciutadella, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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