Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix Park is the largest zoo in Ireland and one of Dublins most popular attractions. Opened in 1831, the zoos main roles are conservation, study, and education. Its stated mission is to “work in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of the endangered species on Earth”.
Covering over 59 acres of the Phoenix Park, it is divided into areas named World of Cats, World of Primates, The Kaziranga Forest Trail, Fringes of the Arctic, African Plains, Birds, Reptiles, Plants, City Farm and Endangered Species. There were over 963,053 visitors to Dublin Zoo in 2010.
The zoo is part of a worldwide programme to breed endangered species. It is a member of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP), which helps the conservation of endangered species in Europe.
The day I was there they were filming all new The Zoo, TV Series.
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