I have been meaning to go to Helsinki Zoo for a while now and spending a couple of nights near Espoo we decided to go to the zoo. And it was fun!
Helsinki Zoo, or Korkeasaari in Finnish / Högholmen in Swedish, has plenty of different animals. The inner child in me was alive again when we went to the cat valley with my eyes widening when I heard the lion roar and when I saw the leopard walk around.
Sadly the lynx was asleep so we could only see part of it.
They also had peacocks walking around the zoo, not afraid of people at all:
The fennec fox was super cute!
The bears were asleep, like many other animals.
The markhors were chilling at the mountains:
The bearded vulture was so big! Glad not to come across those while walking in the forest.
And last animal in the Helsinki zoo, the blue poison dart frog:
Eating at Helsinki Zoo
We ate a classic meal at Ravintola Karhu; meatballs with mashed potatoes. It was okay as we were so hungry but the meat was a bit chewy. We had a look at the buffet as well and the (overpriced) café but decided to go for the restaurant instead.
I think it would be nice to take a picnic at the zoo or barbeque by the sea!
Overall a very nice experience going to Helsinki Zoo! Nice to go and look at all the animals and you can easily spend a day there.
You can find more info at Helsinki Zoo’s own webpage.
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