Odense Zoo

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Odense Zoo
Denmark-Odense Zoo.jpg
Main entrance
Date opened 1930
Location Odense, Denmark
Coordinates 55°22′41″N 10°22′23″E / 55.378°N 10.373°E / 55.378; 10.373Coordinates: 55°22′41″N 10°22′23″E / 55.378°N 10.373°E / 55.378; 10.373
Land area 3.6 hectares (8.9 acres)
No. of animals 2,000
No. of species 147
Memberships EAZA,[1] WAZA[2]
Website www.odensezoo.dk

Odense Zoo is a zoological garden in Odense, Denmark.

At the time of its opening in 1930, the zoo had two apes, a peacock, a deer, a mule, magpies, and guinea pigs.[3] Today, the zoo has animals from all over the world, approx. 2,000 different animals, covering 147 species such as chimpanzee, monkeys, ring-tailed lemur, Siberian tiger, Grévy's zebra, giraffe, red panda, West Indian manatee, ostrich, penguins, pink-backed pelican, greater flamingo, macaws and Aldabra giant tortoise.[4][5] In 2001, Odense Zoo inaugurated a DKK 60 million "Oceanium" featuring South American animal life, ranging from the Amazon Rainforest to Antarctica.

In 2008, Odense Zoo was Funen's most popular tourist attraction and number 9 in Denmark,[6] and in 2013 it received the "Best in Europe" award in its category (zoos with up to 500,000 visitors per year).[7][8] The visitor record was set in the first year of the "Oceanium" when the zoo received 439,533 visitors.

Number of visitors[edit]

  • 2008: 430,363[9]
  • 2007: 420,254[10]
  • 2006: 378,373[11]
  • 2005: 433,795[12]
  • 2004: 410,525[13]
  • 2003: 417,370[13]
  • 2002: 390,000[13] (approx.)
  • 2001: 439,533[14] (record)
  • 2000: 310,000[15]
  • 1999: 335,000[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. EAZA. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Zoos and Aquariums of the World". waza.org. WAZA. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  3. ^ (in Danish) TV 2/Fyn: Odense Zoo gennem 75 år
  4. ^ (in Danish) Odense Zoo: Årsberetning 2011, page 16. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  5. ^ Odense Zoo: Animals. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  6. ^ (in Danish) Visit Danmark: De 50 mest besøgte attraktioner Archived 2009-04-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Visitfunen: Odense Zoo-Voted best in Europe. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  8. ^ Odense Zoo (4 July 2013). Odense ZOO is the Best Zoo in Europe. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  9. ^ (in Danish) Odense Zoo: ZOOmagasinet, spring 2009, page 9[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ (in Danish) Odense Zoo: Et forrygende 2007 i Odense Zoo[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ (in Danish) Odense Zoo: Årsberetning 2006, side 3[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ (in Danish) Odense Zoo: Næstbedste besøgstal i Odense Zoo nogensinde Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ a b c (in Danish) Odense Zoo: Årsberetning 2004, side 8[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ (in Danish) Fyens Stiftstidende: Zoo-rekord giver millionoverskud
  15. ^ a b (in Danish) Kristeligt Dagblad: Søkøer styrker Odense Zoo's besøgstal Archived 2012-01-21 at the Wayback Machine.

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