It all began with a certain Luis Marti Codolar donating his animal collection to the City Council in 1892. Today, Zoo ... More
It all began with a certain Luis Marti Codolar donating his animal collection to the City Council in 1892. Today, Zoo Barcelona is one of the most visited spots in Parc de la Ciutadella . Over 7000 animals from over 500 different species call this beautiful sanctuary their home. Exotic mammals like anteaters, hippos and mangabeys; enchanting birds like the black vulture and red front macaw; and fascinating amphibians and reptiles comprise the diverse selection housed amidst majestic Grevíl-lea and Om trees. The establishment's commitment to ecological conservation and preservation is hard to miss.
I usually enjoy having a wander around zoos. There are a number of interesting animals, new things to learn, information about conservation etc, but the Barcelona Zoo seemed to disappoint. If you just glazed over everything, it seems like a decent zoo, but when you look a bit deeper into things it seems as though there is a slightly darker side to this establishment. Many of the larger animals' "habitats" were far to small for them, and there seemed to be too much access for the public to these animals. For instance, when you view the bears you are looking down on them in a fancy pit, where people can hang over the side, and one man started throwing food at the bears and trying to get it to stand up for the treat. Also, people were throwing food scraps into the orangutans inclosure which they then began to fight over. The ones throwing the food thought that it was hilarious, so they just continued. At another habitat, a zoo attendant walked by while people were feeding the zebras grass through the bars, and did not say a word. These are just some of the things that really frustrated me, but you could tell by the look of nearly half of the animals that there was hardly any stimulation going on, and they were just pacing back and forth, or aggressively "playing" with one another.
I was really disappointed when I left this place. Considering the entrence fare charged, they should have more resources available to do some updates and provide better space for all of the animals, not just some.
We went to Barcelona in July 2010 and I wished I never went! The Gorilla was angry and bashing on the staff door for food as he picked up wilted scraps of cabbage from the floor, sniffing it before discarding the worst. Then I actually cried when I saw the Rhinoscerous, he looked so sad and dejected, as if wondering what he was doing there. Very very sad. I am from New Zealand and our Auckland Zoo is made to resemble the animals own habitats as closely as possible. Times need to change where they are left in their own homes though or in sanctuaries, not locked up in zoos for humans to gawk at.
I thought the conditions were wretched and the animals looked bored and sick. Many of them were pacing in small cages, especially the big cats, and had no grass or toys. The elephants and rhinos were on concrete. It looked like an antiquated zoo from the 60's. Why people think this zoo was better than any in the U.S. I don't understand. I spoke to a lady from Melbourne who was saying the same thing. Very sad. The San Diego Zoo in Ca. is so much better. Plus, all the vending machines were broken, and only one small restaurant area was open.
I loved the zoo it was fantastic the animals where all active and the other off ride things where spectacular(for a zoo) and the experinince was amazing little kids love it beacause i know my daughter did and my wife did to.
went to see snowflake the albino gorilla, who has unfortunately since died. his accommodation was awfull,so were the rest. he was clearly unhappy although he has supposedly fathered many.Saw him first an left immediately. will never go back
horrible service and it was like the animals were tortured! I hated the experience and I plan never to go back to the Barcelona zoo. I do not understand why it was so horrible, the ratings are so good!
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