Barcelona Zoo

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Barcelona Zoo
Zoo entrance
Date opened 1892
Location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates 41°23′12″N 2°11′25″E / 41.3868°N 2.19035°E / 41.3868; 2.19035Coordinates: 41°23′12″N 2°11′25″E / 41.3868°N 2.19035°E / 41.3868; 2.19035
Land area 13 ha (32 acres)
Memberships EAZA,[1] WAZA[2]
Website www.zoobarcelona.cat/ZOO_Barcelona/English/English.asp

Barcelona Zoo (Parc Zoològic de Barcelona in Catalan, Parque Zoológico de Barcelona in Spanish) is a zoo in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The zoo used to be internationally known as the home of Snowflake, the only known albino gorilla, who died in 2003.[3]

Animals & Exhibits[edit]

Small Primates[edit]

This building houses small primates such as siamangs, talapoins, patas monkeys, Barbary macaques, snub-nosed monkeys, and De Brazza's monkeys.

Terrarium[edit]

The terrarium houses animals such as Cuban crocodiles, python sebaes, Siamese crocodiles, reticulated pythons, marginated tortoises, frill-necked lizards, central bearded dragons, Uromastyx geyri, leopard geckos, knight anoles, saltwater crocodiles, rhinoceros iguanas, chuckwallas, Chinese alligators, boa constrictors, epicrates angulifer, boa manditras, malpolon monspessulanus, vipera aspis, Cuvier's dwarf caiman, common toads, hyla meridionalis, yacare caimans, Galápagos tortoises, and African spurred tortoises.

Land of Dragons[edit]

In the Land of Dragons, visitors can see Komodo dragons and Java sparrows.

Aquarama[edit]

The Aquarama is the place where visitors can see common bottlenose dolphins and watch dolphin shows.

Aviary[edit]

The Aviary houses various species of birds such as gallicolumba, southern crowned pigeons, Victoria crowned pigeons, black-cheeked lovebirds, speckled mousebirds, toco toucans, red-billed leiothrix, superb starlings, boat-billed herons and sunbitterns.

Titis Gallery[edit]

In the Titis gallery, visitors can see golden-headed lion tamarins, emperor tamarins, and cotton-top tamarins.

Parrot Square[edit]

At the Parrots Square, visitors can see red-and-green macaws and other parrots.

Other animals[edit]

Chimps at Barcelona Zoo

Other animals in the zoo include

Primates, Lemurs & Monkeys:

Predators:

Herbivores:

Pinnipeds:

Rodents:

Birds:

Reptiles:

Fish:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. EAZA. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Zoos and Aquariums of the World". waza.org. WAZA. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Snowflake: The White Gorilla". Nature. PBS. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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