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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

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Address: Korkeasaari, Helsinki 00570, Finland
Phone Number: 35891695969
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Nice zoo

It was I hot day when I visited so a lot of the animals were sleeping, sometimes hard to spot the animals. The animals looked happy enough, which is the main thing. Nice smaller... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect day with kids. Wish we didn't take the ferry cause it's and extra 7 euros each but the zoo itself was only 14 euros so we packed a lunch and it was still a cheap day. Very clean, nice staff, and easy to walk with a stroller. We even got to play at a little beach in the water.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was I hot day when I visited so a lot of the animals were sleeping, sometimes hard to spot the animals. The animals looked happy enough, which is the main thing. Nice smaller Zoo in nice surroundings. Easy to get to if on local transport I took the bus but in the summer can take a boat ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average zoo - size, animal species etc ..a big plus of this one is its location which is on its own island.

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite zoo's in the world, cozy with animals who are taken good care of. Wallabies and raccoon are my all time favourites!

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Oulu, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zoo is located on an island where you can travel throught Mustikkamaa (arrival by car, walking the last 0,5 km over the bridge) or with waterbus. We arrived about midday and sun was shining, so most of the animals were sleeping in shadows. We missed about half of the animals, recommended to visit later the day, perhaps even in the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled quite bit of europe and rest of world and seen tens of zoo's and i must say that Korkeasaaren eläintarha is weakest one (ok, shanghai's zoo was dirty as hell but atleast there was animals to see). Yes, Korkeasaari might be old and it's on island but really there is not much to see, cages were empty with no... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there with my family.coz my wife wanted so much take the kids there.it was sunny and beautiful day.before i went there i was excited to see different and many animals that i haven't seen .but end of the day i was disappointed coz i saw a few animals .because it was day time.animals weren't there (sleeping or... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sure - you can get bigger and more complete zoo's around the world. You don't get many fancy or exotic animals here, but the fact that the whole island is just for zoo is very cool. Take the boat ride to and from the island and enjoy a whole additional attraction. If the weather is nice - i recommend to... More 

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Thank Viesturs K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed zoo environment, with obvious care and forethought put into incorporating the zoo into the island's landscape. Had great views of the big cats and apes. Highly recommended.

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Espoo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

zoos are always a bit sad, but this one is ok. cages are ok size and animals don't seem distressed. there are kids play grounds, picknick areas and you can even take a swim in the sea. cafes are not great but decent. best is that you can visit any day, come rain or snow, since there is plenty to... More 

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