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Zoo, Barcelona: 35 reviews and 63 photos


Visit Barcelona's Zoo. This zoo was created in the year 1892, one of the oldest in the world, stands on 13 hectareas in Ciutadella Park.Its collection of animals contains over 400 different species from around the world, comprising more than 7.500 specimens and the SINGLE WHITE GORILLA in the WORLD!!!!
Is called 'Copito de nieve' (snowflake)
What you'll find at the Zoo?
A large collection of primates
Group of dofins mulars
The llop iberic (Canis lupus)
Felines: tiger, lleopards and panteras de les neus
'SNOWFLAKE' !!! Few cities can boast a zoo with an animal that is unique in all the world. ..but Barcelona is precisely one of these rare cities.
Snowflaque is an albino gorilla. That means he is almost completely wanting in melanins, the pigments that lend colour to other gorillas and that are generally responsible for the brownish and blackish colours in the animal realm. Consequently, Snowflake is white instead of the usual blackish tone that characterises his species. Albinism is a genetic variation that appears with a certain frequency in many animal species, including humans, but no other white gorilla has ever been found.

Address: Parc de la Ciutadella
Directions: Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Parc de la Ciutadella s/n
Underground stop: Barceloneta (L4) or Marina and Arc del Triomf (L1)

othercontact: Telephone number: 93/221.25.06 o
Phone: 932256780
Website: http://www.zoobarcelona.com

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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