Parc Zoològic de Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
Posted by: razalas
N 41° 23.276 E 002° 11.478
31T E 432387 N 4582137
Quick Description: Barcelona Zoo is a zoo in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The zoo used to be internationally known as the home of Snowflake, the only known albino gorilla that died on 2003.
Location: Cataluña, Spain
Date Posted: 2/16/2012 3:34:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMDQTJ
Was chosen as its location because the buildings were already available in the park after the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona (1888). It opened the day of the Mercé, patron saint of Barcelona, in the year 1892 and the first animals that came from the private collection Lluís Martí i Codolar had on his farm called "The Old Farm," which was in Horta. This gave the animals to the Barcelona City Council, which approved its accommodation in the grounds of the park. The zoo has three objectives: conservation, research, and education.
Please provide another photo of the location. You don't have to be in there shot, but you can. The photo requirement is to discourage any armchair visiting.