Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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Korkeasaaren Elaintarha
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Korkeasaari Zoo is home to 150 animal species and almost 1000 plant species that show the diversity of nature. Korkeasaari Zoo is one of the few zoos located on an island: you can take a 20 min ferry ride (during summer) or a bus (no 16) from central Helsinki to the zoo. It is the perfect place to visit due to its natural environment, animals and history. The zoo was established in 1889 and is one of the oldest zoos in the world. Korkeasaari Zoo also participates in the work to protect the habitats in the original homes of the various species. Korkeasaari Zoo’s mission is to work towards preserving biodiversity. The zoo is open every day of the year. At least one restaurant open all year round, more services during summer. Outdoor and indoor picnic areas and places for grilling. Free map at the entrance.
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Michael Š
44 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
I really don't recommend to visit this zoo in the winter and time of pandemic. I paid 12€ for visiting 5 outside animals. Everything inside is closed, even you can have a mask and you are vaccinated. This zoo is scam !
Written 10 January 2022
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frequentflyersuffolk
Sudbury, UK295 contributions
Sep 2021
The zoo is on an island - there is a lovely walk from the car park through woodland and then, after payment, across a bridge. The animals have plenty of room to move about, information boards are available so if you don't manage to see the animals you can learn about them. Lots of different species to see. The zoo is very clean and very easy to walk with lots to occupy children. As it was mid week the ice cream stalls etc were closed but the main restaurant had tea and coffee for sale. There is an indoor picnic area which is useful as the weather was not warm enough to sit outside. It is a great way to spend a day. We didn't have time to visit the glass houses but look forward to the next visit'
Written 19 September 2021
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trip-radar
Rhodes Town, Greece386 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
This zoo has plenty to present, from wildlife to the natural environment of Finland and Nordic countries.
Written 30 July 2021
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September D
Jyväskylä, Finland144 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
The zoo is excellent and you can easily spend a whole day roaming around. The info boards about the animals are interesting and even if you don't always see the animals themselves you can still enjoy the nature and have a good time!
Written 14 June 2021
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Emilia
France11 contributions
May 2021 • Family
The place is great for animals. We are anti zoo to begin with. This place did its part to make our view a bit lenient towards animal in captivity as animals here looked happy.
Written 22 May 2021
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He azou
6 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
The trip to this island could have been better. That was the only not nice part. The animals looked happy. Clean as well.
Written 11 May 2021
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Cheng
5 contributions
Apr 2021
This place is fab. It is small. Do not get us ring. The animals have plenty of spaces. Just that it could be bigger and grander.
Written 2 May 2021
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Urszula
6 contributions
Apr 2021
You just wouldn't believe it, Free parking. The place is immaculate. All the animals looked very happy. We are happy.
Written 28 April 2021
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Adventure
Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited the zoo today and found 3 options as to how to get there. You can either take the car and park in the zoo car park, go by metro to Kalasatama and then take a bus number 16 or you can take the zoo ferry from the Central Market Square. We decided to take the car park option which was a mistake, as it seemed miles to walk, actually about a kilometre. I would take the metro and bus 16 next time, which takes you almost to the door. Once past the ticket office, 16 euros or so for adults, we walked across a bridge to the island itself. We found ourselves on an education trail, small notices telling interesting facts of nature every here and there. Well kept, very neat and tidy. Then we got to the animals, the lions were first, in a well kept large enclosure. They were right at the back and we could just about see them in the distance. Now, here's the thing and the reason for my title. The enclosures are designed so that the Animal's can show themselves if they want and I suppose we the visitors need to stay a little longer to try to spot them. It's almost like in the wild, you don't expect the animals to be seen straight away. OK, we were not so lucky with the lions this time, but later on the tiger more than made up for this, he really put on a show. Also we found the staff very friendly and willing to answer questions. It was at the Yak pen, where a young lady was feeding them with fresh grass. Whilst we were talking with her some little girls came up with questions and she made time for them also. After looking at various other birds and animals we looked for somewhere to eat. The main restaurant was a big wooden building in the middle of the island. A nice building with side rooms where people could eat their own food. The restaurant itself offered a buffet, with adult and children's dishes. We voted the food very good and once again the staff very welcoming and friendly. The zoo has many Peacocks walking around free and well used to the visitors. Very child orientated, but good for adults too, lots of information in English. The Animals looked very contented and healthy. Whatever your thoughts are on zoosgive this one a try. My Grandson loved it.
Written 30 July 2020
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Annieverse
London, UK35 contributions
Feb 2020
Some of you may have reservations about Zoos. So do I. But I did like my visit to this zoo and stayed all day. It is on an Island in the Harbour and in the summer can be accessed via a ferry. I got a bus which gave me a bit of a tour around a different island. Their are a lot of cats, big and otherwise and you can get very close to them. I also liked the birds and the Markhour. But very welcome was the Amazon indoor tropical section which featured Saki, sloths and pygmy marmosets among other small creatures.
Written 25 February 2020
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