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Odense Zoo

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Odense Zoo

Address Sdr Boulevard 306
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Prices: Adults: 65 DKK Seniors: 55 DKK Children: 35 DKK
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No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
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This review submitted by NIELS JOHS LEGARTH IVERSEN,
September 2000

Odense Zoo was founded 1930 by a man named Christian Jensen, and it started out with two monkeys, a peacock, a mule, several magpies and some guinea pigs. The founder and his family found a nice spot in the south end of Odense, on the west bank of Odense å (å = small river). Just opposite they later founded Odense Tivoli, which they sold in 1962. The Tivoli however didn't survive, and in 1994 the Zoo bought the lands back. Until then Odense Zoo was a rather smallish institution with a distinct lack of space and consequently few large animals, but the new aquisition more than doubled its area. Most of the new space has been used for the so called Okavangu, named after a wetland region in the southern part of Africa. There is a section with zebras and antelopes, but most of the Okavangu is populated by birds, such as pelicans, storks and flamingos. Apart from that there is in the new part a chimp house, a water fall which you can see through, a (small) farm house, a lions den, sibirian tigers and so on. Several places the animals - and you! - walk on shredded bark, which is much more natural than the usual concrete. And the changes don't stop there: now the turn has come to a total restructuring of the old area, with plans for an elephant house (the garden has no elephants right now) plus a tropical house with dugongs, which would really be a rarity. So clearly at last Odense zoo is coming of age. Its yearly attendance has varied between 100.000 and 150.000, but with all the new activity it is bound to grow fast.

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