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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

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Address: Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 09/169-5969
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Good little zoo

We visited the zoo in summer and so took the ferry which is great in itself. It was a beautiful sunny day so we enjoyed the sun by walking around all the zoo with an ice cream... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the zoo in summer and so took the ferry which is great in itself. It was a beautiful sunny day so we enjoyed the sun by walking around all the zoo with an ice cream whilst enjoying seeing the sea, it was beautiful. Many large cats to be seen but they were all hiding and snoozing in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

it is great zoo! we walk there by foot from city center and it take 1 hour:)) or u can take bus from city center for 3 euro:P the zoo was realy nice.they have tropical area where so many nice monkeys! i never seen such even before. also they have area where you can have lunch and if u bring... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take the 16 bus from the central railway station, and it will take you right to the main gate of the zoo, quite a long walk around the place and a few hills in some places, so allow a good 3 hours for old or really fat people. Some amazing animals in here well suited to the climate in Finland,... More 

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Fonte Boa, AM
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There are so much free animals around in Finland, like birds and bears. I don't understand why someone has the need to be in a place where the animals are in prison, when they were supposed to be in nature.

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I visited Helsinki zoo today with my husband and 17 month old son, we all had a fantastic day. It was not to cold today and a little flurry of snow which made it perfect. I think we saw almost all the animals in their enclosures which surprised me due to it being winter as I have been to other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was a cold and rainy day but nevertheless we loved the zoo, especially big cats: we saw snow leopards feeding, tigers, lion cub and a bobcat. Note that bears are sleeping in winter. I think it's much more interesting in summer time, but the winter zoo has that special something.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Being a zookeeper myself, I can be a bit picky when it comes to what I like or dislike about zoos. I often look at them from a functional/welfare point of view so I may give opinions from a different point of view to the paying public. I love the fact that the zoo is situated on its own island.... More 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It hasn't a lot of animals, but it's situation on an island in the gulf and the fact that there are odd European and Asiatic animals is a plus. See wisents, reindeer, mongolian horses, wolverines and active big cats (including snow leopards). If you're the kind of person who moans over zoos while munching on a hamburger, why are you... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Liked the place, as it was clean and we actually saw some tigers and lions quite close, we took the walk from Kulosaari.

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Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I visited this Zoo two times. You can take a bus from the main railway station (you can also go there by ferry in summer season) and the bus stops just before the bridge to this amazing island. From there, across the bridge, you can only go by foot. Besides all those interesting animals you can also enjoy the island... More 

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