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 siamang, talapoin, patas monkey, Barbary macaque, snub-nosed monkey, and De Brazza's monkey.

Terrarium[edit]

In the terrarium you can find animals such as Cuban crocodile, python sebae, Siamese crocodile, python reticulatus, marginated tortoise, frill-necked lizard, central bearded dragon, Uromastyx geyri, leopard gecko, knight anole, saltwater crocodile, rhinoceros iguana, chuckwalla, Chinese alligator, saurosuchus, boa constrictor, epicrates angulifer, boa manditra, malpolon monspessulanus, vipera aspis, Cuvier's dwarf caiman, common toad, hyla meridionalis, yacare caiman, Galápagos tortoise, and African spurred tortoise.

Land of Dragons[edit]

In the Land of Dragons visitors can see Komodo dragon and Java sparrow.

Aquarama[edit]

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

Aviary[edit]

In the Aviary you can find birds such as gallicolumba, southern crowned pigeon, Victoria crowned pigeon, black-cheeked lovebird, speckled mousebird, toco toucan, red-billed leiothrix, superb starling, boat-billed heron and sunbittern.

Titis Gallery[edit]

In the Titis gallery you can watch for example golden-headed lion tamarin, emperor tamarin, and cotton-top tamarin.

Parrot Square[edit]

At the Parrots Square you can see red-and-green macaw and other parrots.

Other animals[edit]

Chimps at Barcelona Zoo

Other animals in the zoo include

Primates, Lemurs & Monkeys: Bornean orangutan, gorilla, ring-tailed lemur, sooty mangabey, chimpanzee, mandrill, spider monkey

Predators: Iberian wolf, brown bear, meerkat, red panda, anteater, otter, lion, Spotted hyena, Sumatran tiger, cheetah, black panther, Sri Lankan leopard, jaguar

Herbivores: bongo, southern white rhino, hippo, giraffe, african elephant, muntjac, guanaco, red kangaroo, Chapman's zebra, blue wildebeest, dromedary, Spanish ibex, fallow deer, red deer, elk, bactrian camel, warthog, chital, Père David's deer, dama gazelle, impala, pygmy hippo, South American tapir, dorcas gazelle, scimitar oryx, African forest buffalo, wisent, goat, percheron, Holstein cattle, domestic pig, Catalan donkey

Pinnipeds: California sea lion

Rodents: black-tailed prairie dog, coypu, capybara, porcupine, Patagonian mara, European Rabbit, rat, Guinea pig, house mouse

Birds: Chilean flamingo, ruddy shelduck, Cuban flamingo, Humboldt penguin, pied imperial pigeon, Nicobar pigeon, Indian peafowl, red-fronted macaw, military macaw, hyacinth macaw, ostrich, jabiru, African sacred ibis, Egyptian vulture, turkey vulture, white stork, spoonbill, little egret, black-crowned night heron, cattle egret, glossy ibis, hamerkop, black stork, scarlet ibis, griffon vulture, cinereous vulture, red-breasted goose, greater flamingo, northern lapwing, silvery-cheeked hornbill, stilt

Reptiles: Aldabra giant tortoise

Fish: common carp

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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