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Helsinki, Finland

Korkeasaari Zoo is uniquely located on an island, in the Baltic Sea. It is only a short distance from the Helsinki city centre and you can actually see the Helsinki and Uspenski Cathedrals from the zoo. It takes only 20 minutes to reach us by a local bus and ferry that runs from May until September.

Korkeasaari Zoo is home to 150 animal species and almost 1000 plant species that are a testament to the diversity of nature. Meet the large Amur tigers, tiny pygmy marmosets, agile snow leopards, impressive wisents and dazzling, free-roaming peafowls alongside indigenous Finnish species such as the elk, bear, wolverine and forest reindeer. All this while enjoying the silence and peace of the Finnish nature surrounding you.

The zoo was established in 1889, which makes it one of the oldest zoos in the world. Korkeasaari Zoo’s mission is to conserve biodiversity, and we participate in in-situ conservation work to protect the original habitats of various species. By visiting Korkeasaari Zoo, you support our work as defenders of biodiversity and endangered species.

Spring is full of surprises when nature wakes up and animals bring out their newborns for the first time. Summer is a lovely time in the Finnish archipelago with lush, green nature. The ferry ride from the city centre is a wonderful experience. Autumn has its own spirit when the mythical darkness conquers the island and big cats in the Cat Valley get active. Winter can be truly magical when it snows  most of the animals stay outdoors throughout the year regardless of the weather. The tropical houses provide nice places to visit, especially during cold weather.

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