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You are in Rome, you should enjoy it! Visit one of the biggest zoological parks in Europe. If you are keen on living a different type of experience, then the historical buildings and ancient work-of-arts can wait for a while. Let Bioparco, the Zoo of Rome impress you as it has been impressing its visitors since the year 1911.
Bioparco is more than a zoo. It is like a campus where conserved and high-quality wildlife exists with more than 200 species (mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds!) from all around the world as well as different educational programs offered to visitors and professionals.
Explore the wild species of all sizes from different locations on earth in the lush environment surrounding you and offers an exotic aura. Learn how these species are endangered, how their habitats are affected as well as how you can contribute to prevent these lovely beings become extinct.
See the life of several wild animals like tigers, leopards, hippos, giraffes, birds, snakes, monkeys and many more on your way. You will see how all living creatures are diverse and you will remember that every one of us is responsible for not to make them extinct.
Kids will enjoy Bioparco much more than those Roman work of arts and wildlife lover adults will be amazed by this stunning environment.
History of Bioparco di Roma
Bioparco di Roma, established in 1911, is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. Originally designed by renowned architect Carl Hagenbeck, the zoo’s vision was to create an immersive experience that would allow visitors to observe animals in their natural habitats. Over the years, the zoo has undergone significant transformations, evolving into a modern and sustainable institution committed to animal welfare, education, and conservation.
Animal Exhibits and Attractions
Mammals of the African Savannah
Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the African Savannah, where you can encounter majestic lions, graceful giraffes, and powerful rhinoceroses. This exhibit recreates the vast plains of Africa, allowing the animals to roam freely in a natural environment.
Birds of the Tropical Rainforest
Discover the vibrant world of tropical birds in this colorful exhibit, featuring species such as toucans, macaws, and hornbills. The aviary replicates the lush rainforests these birds call home, complete with cascading waterfalls and verdant foliage.
Get up close with slithering snakes, scaly lizards, and other fascinating reptiles in the Reptile House. This climate-controlled exhibit showcases a diverse collection of reptiles from around the world, including the deadly king cobra, the massive python, and the intriguing chameleon.
Explore the fascinating world of primates at Primates’ Island, where you can observe playful gibbons, curious lemurs, and intelligent orangutans. This exhibit is designed to encourage natural behaviors in the primates, with ample space for climbing, foraging, and socializing.
Educational Programs and Events
Learn from the experts during daily Keeper Talks, where Bioparco di Roma’s dedicated staff share fascinating insights about the animals in their care, including feeding habits, social dynamics, and conservation efforts.
Participate in hands-on workshops designed to educate visitors about the importance of biodiversity and conservation. These workshops cater to all age groups and cover topics such as animal adaptation, habitats, and the impact of human activities on wildlife.
Celebrate wildlife with seasonal events and themed days, such as World Wildlife Day, Earth Day, and International Biodiversity Day. These events often feature guest speakers, animal encounters, and interactive activities to engage visitors in the zoo’s mission.
Bioparco di Roma is open daily, except on Christmas Day. The zoo’s opening hours are as follows:
- January to March: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
- April to September: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
- October: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
- November to December: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Last admission is one hour before closing time.
Bioparco di Roma is located in Villa Borghese, a large public park in the heart of Rome. The zoo is easily accessible by public transportation:
- Bus: The 3, 52, 53, 63, 86, 88, 92, 95, 116, 217, 231, 360, 490, 491, and 495 lines all stop near the zoo.
- Tram: Line 19 stops at Piazza del Popolo, a 10-minute walk from the zoo’s entrance.
- Metro: Line A (Spagna or Flaminio stations) is a 15-minute walk from the zoo.
Bioparco di Roma is a must-visit destination for animal lovers and families alike. With its captivating exhibits, engaging educational programs, and steadfast commitment to conservation, the zoo offers an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.
- A little bit tired of traditional city tours? Just try one of the most amazing zoological parks in Europe,
- Use your chance to see many different wild and exotic species like leopards, grizzly bears, frogs, snakes, monkeys, Komodo dragons, tigers and more,
- Be ready to learn how humanity affects the environment, how volunteers try to conserve the natural life and endangered species and the ways you can follow to contribute.
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