Lisbon Zoo

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Lisbon Zoo
Jardim Zoologico Lisboa 1.JPG
Main entrance
Date opened1884
LocationLisbon, Portugal
Coordinates38°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
No. of animals2,000
No. of species300
Annual visitors800,000
Public transit accessLisbon Metro  Azul  at Jardim Zoológico or Laranjeiras
Websitewww.zoo.pt

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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