It's like going on a trip around the world, seeing exotic animals that had only previously graced my TV with shows like Animal Planet. I love all kinds of animals and it's fun seeing them up close and personal. I've been learning Portuguese so it was a real learning experience seeing the animal names in something other than English.
Some of the first animals at the zoo were donated by the Portuguese royal family.
Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado
Tel: 217 232 900
The zoo is open 365 days a year; in summer hours are from 10 am to 8 pm; in winter from 10 am to 6 pm.
Discounts on entry fee with the Lisboa Card.
The nearest station on the Lisbon metro to the Lisbon Zoo is Jardim Zoológico on the Linha Azul (Blue Line).