Lisbon Zoo

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Lisbon Zoo
Main entrance
Date opened 1884
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Coordinates 38°44.69476′N 9°10.28887′W / 38.74491267°N 9.17148117°W / 38.74491267; -9.17148117Coordinates: 38°44.69476′N 9°10.28887′W / 38.74491267°N 9.17148117°W / 38.74491267; -9.17148117
Number of animals 2,000
Number of species 300
Annual visitors 800,000

Lisbon Zoo (Jardim Zoologico de Lisboa) is a zoological garden in Lisbon, Portugal. It was founded in 1884. It was the product of the efforts of Dr. Van Der Laan, owner of the largest aviary in Portugal, with the support of Bento de Sousa, Sousa Martins, and May Figueira. In 1905 it was transferred to its present location in Sete Rios, Lisbon.

About 2,000 animals of more than 300 species are represented:

Two pot-bellied pigs sleeping at Lisbon Zoo.

The mission of the Lisbon Zoo includes the conservation and breeding of endangered species, as well as scientific research, and educational and recreational activities. About 800,000 people visit the zoo annually.

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