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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #25 of 148 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Zoos
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Espoo, Finland
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Located on an island, but very close to the city center, this zoo is a very nice place even before you meet the animals. Habitats are large, green and clean, animals look natural and cared for. Cat valley is amazing, especially amur tiger and lion children. Red panda is adorable and children love it. Even big birds like griphons have... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was somewhat shocked to find out that you have to take a ferry to get to the zoo! The island is a great place for the zoo, it is a nice size, and well kept. I was pleased that it seemed like the animals had decent places to live, in many zoos that is not the case. Right in... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
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419 reviews 419 reviews
64 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our second trip to the zoo. We got the ferry from the market square and enjoyed a pleasant crossing in the sunshine. There have been a lot of improvements since our last visit 4 years ago. However, many of the enclosures were either empty or in the process of being repaired. I would estimate that something like 30%... More

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Salvador, BA
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is a good place to take children. I have been there during the winter, so most animals were quite shy. I usually do not like zoos, and feel sorry for the big animals having to live in captivity. But even in these circumstances, the animals in the Helsinki Zoo seemed very healthy and quite calm in the presence of... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
70 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

During the summer you can go to the Korkeasaari Island Zoo by boat. The return ticket by boat costs for adult 18 eur, children 4-17 years 9 eur and children under 4 years 0 eur. In winter you take the bus number 16 and go with that. It takes about 20 minutes. (Adult entrance fee is 12 eur, 4-17 y.o.... More

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Athens, Greece
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice zoo, with lots of animals that look quite happy, clean and well organized space. The zoo is located on an island overlooking the city. Perfect time of visit summer or spring, especially on sunny days. Not worth of visit during winter time. Because of the cold and the snow, most of the animals are inside their homes and you... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In went to this zoo in October 2012. It is in a really beautiful part of the world and as far as zoo's go across the world, the standards in which the animals are kept are very good. What made an impression however was one of the large cats did not look at all happy (I think it was a... More

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Naples, Italy
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

the trip is nice, but is overpriced 18euros per person the zoo is on an island, everything there costs double. most of the animals were not visible..

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cozy zoo located on an island with great atmosphere and amazing views. Animals are clean and quite happy.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A small zoo with few animals. In some of the exhibitions it is difficult to observe the animals. But it is still a decent way to spend a few hours in Helsinki.

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