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Korkeasaari Zoo, Helsinki

3.8
#1 of 11 in Zoos & Aquariums in Finland
Since it was established in 1889, Korkeasaari Zoo has attracted tourists and animal lovers for more than a century. The zoo's rocky island location attracts as much awe as the animals here; in fact, the island was a national park and used for fishing in 1569 until the establishment of the zoo in the 19th century. Discover this quiet spot removed from the city center where you can view over 150 animal species and 1,000 types of plants. Walk through the site's popular cat valley and get to know the exotic creatures at one of Europe's oldest zoos. Put Korkeasaari Zoo into our Helsinki trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The zoo on weekdays is getting a little cold. The customers were also sparse. There were a lot of big kites, but there were no animals during the day. I saw herbivores, but I couldn't see lions or bears. When you go by boat, you can get on the tram with a one-day tram ticket.
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  • We were in the morning. We experienced a slight disappointment that the animals all hid and to see all in full glory did not work. I am far from thinking that this is the fault of the zoo staff. But still, you have to be prepared for it. Animals are kept in large enclosures and they have the opportunity to relax in secluded places.
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  • Great place to spend on weekends.
  • Nice if not cold and rainy. Alot of people
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