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Top 10 European Zoos you want to visit

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  1. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    What are 10 zoos within Europe you really want to (re)visit in the coming years?

    Mine are:

    Leipzig
    Zurich
    Berlin Zoo
    Berlin Tierpark
    Praha
    Plzen
    Walsrode
    Copenhagen
    Beauval
    Dublin
     
  2. migdog

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    Leipzig
    Prague
    Walsrode
    Plzen
    Antwerp
    Burgers Zoo
    Randers
    Loro Parque
    Lisbon
    Vienna

    We are hoping to take a trip somewhere between Christmas and New year, current favourite is Lisbon, but it depends on costs.
     
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  3. Komodo99

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    I would like to visit the following
    1.Zoo Wroclaw
    2.Prague Zoo
    3.Krokodile Zoo
    4.Copenhagen Zoo
    5.Duisberg Zoo
    6.Rotterdam
    7.Leipzig
    8.Zooparc De Beauval
    9.Salzburg Zoo
    10.Berlin Tierpark
     
  4. MagpieGoose

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    Mine would be;
    Antwerp
    Duisburg
    Berlin
    Leipzig
    Beauval
    Pairi Daiza
    Praha
    Rostock
    Apenhuel
    Frankfurt
     
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  5. lintworm

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    Lisbon is probably the most affordable one with the best weather for that time of year, Czechia is also relatively cheap, but can be really cold in winter with some bad luck...
     
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  6. Hvedekorn

    Hvedekorn Well-Known Member

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    In no particular order other than alphabetical:

    Berlin Tierpark
    Budapest Zoo
    Cologne Zoo
    Diergaarde Blijdorp
    Duisburg Zoo (as long as the river dolphin is there - when it dies, Duisburg won't make it to my top 10, probably not my top 20 either)
    Pairi Daiza
    Plzen Zoo
    Tierpark Hellabrunn
    Wroclaw Zoo
    ZooParc de Beauval
     
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  7. bongorob

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    Berlin, both
    Leipzig
    cologne
    Frankfurt
    Rotterdam
    Walsrode
    Pairi Diazi
    Dvur Kralove
    Arnhem
     
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    Prague
    Plzen
    Berlin
    Berlin TP
    Rotterdam
    Arnhem
    Pairi Daiza
    Doue La Fontaine
    Vienna
    Wroclaw

    No order of preference.
     
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  9. FunkyGibbon

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    These are the ten that I am most looking forward to visiting for which plans exist, albeit loosely:

    Arnhem
    Rotterdam
    Apenheul
    Antwerp
    Pairi Daiza
    Budapest
    Vienna
    Zlin
    Wroclaw
    Leipzig

    Honorary mentions for zoos that I don't expect to get to any time soon:
    Munich
    Stuttgart
    Nuremburg
    Jardin des Plants
    Beauval
     
  10. elefante

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    I don't know the name of it, but there is one I saw years ago on TV that's in France. The vulture exhibit is in a quarry and the birds are fully flighted and mostly free range.
     
  11. lintworm

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    Doue la Fontaine ;)
     
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    I think the aviary mentioned might be the South American one with (fully-flighted) Andean condor and king vulture. I may be wrong though, that happens occasionally! ;)
     
  14. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    ah, could be. From the "mostly free range" bit I assumed the arena thing, but that may have just been because that's what I was looking at a few minutes before.
     
  15. migdog

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    That's definitely Bioparc Doue La Fontaine. I visited recently and actually think I enjoyed it more than Beauval. The free-flight bird aviary was amazing, especially at feeding time. The vulture arena is massive. I guess they are clipped but didn't ask. Either that or they know it's a good source of food so why go anywhere else. On top of that the Okapi sanctuary exhibit was fantastic: Okapi, free remaining Owl monkeys, and lots of birds such as painted stokes, goliath herons, vultures, Hammerkops and many others in a jungle-like setting.
     
  16. TeaLovingDave

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    No particular order, and with revisits marked:

    Tierpark Berlin
    Zoo Berlin

    Antwerp
    Arnhem
    Pairi Daiza
    Walsrode
    Vienna
    Plzen
    Wroclaw
    Duisburg (if the river dolphin survives until I have the chance)
    Parc des Felins (if it does not)
     
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    I'll choose 10 I've not been to, but will definitely be going back to both Berlin!
    No order

    Budapest
    Prague
    Vienna
    Duisburg
    Cologne
    Beauval
    Parc de Felins
    Antwerp
    Wroclaw
    Leipzig
     
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  18. Crowthorne

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    1. Berlin Zoo
    2. Berlin Tierpark
    3. Plzen
    4. Duisburg
    5. Artis
    6. Vienna
    7. Leipzig
    8. Wuppertal
    9. Cologne
    10. Frankfurt

    There are loads more that I could have put on the list, it was hard to cut it down to 10. Never having been to any mainland European zoo, the possibilities were endless!
     
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    1) Berlin Tierpark
    2) Pairi Diazi
    3) Polar Zoo
    4) Berlin Zoo
    5) Plzen
    6) Frankfurt
    7) Chester
    8) Burger Zoo
    9) Gaia Zoo
    10) Kristiansand Dyrepark
     
  20. elefante

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    Regarding the vultures at Bioparc Doue La Fontaine, I was under the impression they were not wing clipped as I thought I had heard on the documentary that the trees in the quarry prevented them from having enough space to actually take off. As I mentioned, I saw this years ago so could be mistaken.