Lisbon Zoo
in Zoos
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 38° 44.575 W 009° 10.095
29S E 485378 N 4288261
Quick Description: This was the first park in the Iberian Peninsula with fauna and flora. It was founded in 1883.
Location: Portugal
Date Posted: 10/24/2006 3:34:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMWAV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 43

Long Description:
Lisbon Zoo was founded in 1883 and was the first park in the Iberian Peninsula with fauna and flora.
His founders were Dr. Pedro van der Laan, Dr. José Thomaz Sousa Martins and de Kessler Baron with the suport of several personalities of that time like the King D. Fernando and the Poet Bocage.
Lots of animals came from Africa and Brazil and that has contributed to a vast colection of animals trough the years. Several governors of the overseas ex-provinces have enriched the zoo´s colection with exotic and not known species.
The independence of the ex-colonies in 1974 has broken this suport to the zoo and the renewal of the animals go more dificult. The number of visitors has also fall forcing the zoo to change his management and search for new forms of financing itself.
In 1990 the new policy of the administration decided to modernize the zoo creating new areas, improving the animal colection and his wellfare.
There were several services like public relations, marketing,press suport that were created to promote the zoo.
Today, this zoo is a very important space in the conservation area, education and entertainment.
The zoo has several mamals, birds, reptiles, etc...
Of the 360 species living in the zoo, 54 are endangered species.

The zoo is open every year from 10h to 18h

The entrance fees are (2012 Prices):
Children up to 2 years: free
Children 3 to 11 years: 12.5 Euros
Adult 12 to 64 years: 17.5 Euros
Retired + 65 years: 14 Euros

The fees include:
Dolphins and Sea Lions Show
Enchanted wood (free birds show)
Pelican feeding
Cable car
Rainow park
Zoo Website address: [Web Link]

Admission Cost: 18.00 (listed in local currency)

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