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“Depressed big cat.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)
Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Depressed big cat.”
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 leopard).
It was pacing up and down the enclosure repeatedly, seemingly looking for a way out.
It looked highly unhappy to me and it was sad to witness.

Visited October 2013
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Naples, Italy
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“nor worthed”
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..

Visited July 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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“Nice zoo”
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.

Visited July 2014
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“Small zoo with few animals”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Espoo, Finland
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“Nice island zoo with some great animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Pretty setting, you walk over a bridge or take the ferry, the zoo is on one island right in front of Helsinki city center. Some pretty buildings on the island. Quite a lot of walking, not good for disabled. Many animals are interesting and rare. Some indoors (like the tropical species) but most outdoors (at least in summertime). Takes about 3-4 hrs to walk through and have lunch or coffee outdoors. Very nice place. Entrance fee inexpensive (10€ for adults and 7€ for retired with S bonus card and prior purchase on the internet - costs more at the zoo itself). Many picnic tables around the island, also 2-3 BBQ places and indoor seating for eating your own food.

Visited August 2014
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