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Tallinn Zoo

Address Paldiski Road 145
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Open: Open 09:00 – 19:00 (tropical house 10-16).
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
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This critique last updated:  Jan 2008

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Visitor Reviews

This review submitted by NIELS JOHS LEGARTH IVERSEN,
October 2000

Tallinn Zoo lies on the western outskirts of the city. The visitor number lies around 600.000 a year, probably mostly locals, – I doubt that many tourists find their way out there (though bus 21 and trolley 7 will take you right to the entrance). There are surely some nice things things to be said about this place. I don't think the animals suffer, they looked well fed and well kept when I visited the place in 1999. I saw a keeper walk along with a string of goats behind him, happily trotting along: apparently even some sense of humour. Enclosures are generally big, and there is ample space for development. So what is wrong with this place, then? I'll tell you: it's BORING. The layout is uninspired, and there is not enough vegetation (apart from a brim at the east side, where they keep their fine collection of owls). Maybe in some years it could look more appealing, if they let things grow, but right now most of the area is taken up by a grid with a path left, a path right and some empty connection lanes. They really ought to break up this rigid structure. As for the animals I remember the large collection of hoofed animals, deer, oxen, goats and so on, with the emphasis on animals from the temperate and polar regions, which is a fair choice given the geographical location of the town. The african animals are at the far end of the grounds, and they comprise elephants and rhinos plus a couple of pygmy hippos. I have read that the zoo has got a new tropical house since my visit, which would be a welcome addition since there were relatively few indoors exhibits when I was there.
One strange thing: they have got an internet site, but it seems to be inaccessible (www.zzz.ee/zoo/eng.html). Did they forget to pay their webhotel ??

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