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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Rhodes Town, Greece263 contributions
A lovely zoo
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
Always a lovely way to spend a day
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
6 contributions
The place is good
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
Island
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
Good, make it bigger
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
Free Parking
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, Finland81 contributions
A Zoo that has got it right
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, UK33 contributions
Suprize Hit of my visit
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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vivek_kool
Singapore, Singapore755 contributions
Zoo on an island
May 2019
Perfect place to visit with family. Located on an island and frequented by bus service from main city and railway station.
Written 22 October 2019
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Sininenpilvi
Helsinki, Finland36 contributions
Perfect day out with a toddler
Aug 2019 • Family
If it’s summer season take the boat instead of bus to the zoo. Boats go from Hakaniemi and Market squares. Buy a return ticket and you can return to either pier. Prams are no problem but if you’d rather go without one there are nice prams available to rent on the island for just a few euros.
A nice alternative route is to take the metro to Kalasatama and walk over the pedestrian bridge to Mustikkamaa and over to Korkeasaari, the zoo island.
The animals living outside are all suited to the climate and have plenty of space to live so you won’t feel guilty paying to visit them. Your toddler will probably only remember the nesting goose, free roaming peacocks or the rabbits but oh well.
There is a great children’s playground outside the bear in closure and there is also a cafe and food here.
Visit the Amazon and Eurasia house if you get cold.
A great day out at any time of year. Be prepared to walk though.
Written 22 September 2019
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