Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

Published by flag-ge Sal ome — 4 years ago

Blog: 2017-2018
Tags: flag-dk Erasmus blog Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

The introduction

Hello everyone, I hope, that you are all doing just fine.

In this article I want to tell you about my visit to Copenhagen zoo, which was a really interesting visit, however, I don’t really like visiting zoos and seeing those animals and birds and other things there. And, besides, I do really think, that zoos are a bad habit of human beings, however, sometimes it’s really good to have zoos, because many people don’t get a chance to visit other countries and see those unique species or just those animals, which don’t exist in their countries, etc. and when they have zoos, they usually have some special species there and people can go there and see those animals there without going to other countries.

Well, to tell you the truth, I didn’t really have planned to visit this Copenhagen zoo, however, since I had this Copenhagen Card I could visit it free of charge and I didn’t want to miss any chances of visiting the zoo.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

So, I knew, that the Copenhagen zoo was closing on 8 p. m. and that was why I decided to visit it, however, it was a little bit late when I went from the city center to the zoo and I only had a couple of minutes to get inside and look around there. However, I still wasn’t going to stay there for a while, because I’m not a very zoos fan, so that I thought, that it would be okay if I just let myself be there for a couple of minutes and then I could just continue my way to Stella Polaris, which was a festival hold in the area of Christiansborg Castle and there was going to be music and drinks and dances and, besides, it was just nearby, so that I could enjoy Copenhagen there even more.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

Well, I went to the zoo by bus and then I walked towards it from the bus station and that walk was a really long one and I didn’t really think, that it would take so much time to get to the zoo. And, well, since I didn’t really know the roads and streets there, I had my Google Maps turned on and had some screenshots made and everything and I just walked through the streets with the help of that Google Maps application, which is very helpful in such situations.

Anyways, finally I was at the zoo and there was this large, wide arch, where you could walk through and you were in the Copenhagen zoo and you could walk through the pathways and see the animals and birds and stuff like that there.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

About Copenhagen zoo

Well, the Copenhagen zoo is a zoological garden in the city of Copenhagen, which is the capital of Denmark. And that was what I was visiting for a couple of weeks, if you want to know the truth.

The Copenhagen zoo is not that young and, well, I must tell you, that it was founded in 1859 and it’s one of the oldest zoos in Europe.

The Copenhagen zoo is located on Roskildevej 32, which is located in Frederiksberg and you can get to the Frederiksberg metro station and walk from there to the Copenhagen zoo, however, it’s not that very close to the metro station, if you want to know the truth. The Copenhagen zoo is on 11 hectares, which is not a small place, I must say, and it pretty much covers the green area in one of Frederiksberg green parks. It’s located between the Frederiksberg Gardens and Søndermarken.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

The Copenhagen zoo is the most visited zoo in Denmark and it has millions of visitors per year.

The zoo was founded by the ornithologist Niels Kjærbølling. He was given the summer garden of “Prinsess Vilhelmines Have”, which means “the garden of Princess Vilhelmine” in English and at first, there were many different types of animals there and that was what the owners wanted, they wanted to have as many varieties of the animals as they could have, however, it was pretty difficult to have all the types of species and animals and they reduced the variety of the animals in the 20-th century.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

There’s this special thing about the Copenhagen zoo. It had a human display in 1901. And it was the 25 indians: men, women and children, who were exhibited there. They called it the “brown exotic” people and their huts were located in the middle of the Copenhagen zoo.

There are some historical buildings preserved in the Copenhagen zoo and the oldest one is the building, which they still use. It was a stable for yaks, which were erected in 1872 and now it’s for the Bactrian camels. There’s an owl tower now, which was built in 1885 and you can see how zoo animals were once kept there.

When you go to the Copenhagen zoo, you see a high black tower, which has a sign of “zoo” on top of it with the Denmark flag standing up on it. It’s the Copenhagen zoo Tower and it’s pretty high, for 43. 5 metres high and you can get on top of it and just take a look around and see the whole Frederiksberg district of the Copenhagen from up there. It was built in 1905 and it’s one of the tallest observation towers built in wood in the world. You can kind of resemble it to the Eiffel Tower and, I must tell you, that the base is similar to the Eiffel Tower.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

Animals exhibited in the Copenhagen zoo

Well, there are some areas of the world in the Copenhagen zoo and you can visit and see each of them. There are lions, wolves, seabirds, penguins, camels, flamingos, monkeys, etc. in the Copenhagen zoo.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

The Nordics and the Arctic Ring

It’s the “Norden” and “Den Arktiske Ring” in Danish and it was the first thing, that I saw when I got to the Copenhagen zoo. You can see seals, reindeer, oxen, bears, grey wolves and arctic foxes and white owls there in the “Nordics”.

The Arctic Ring is really interesting. It’s a pretty new thing, if you want to know the truth and it has these polar bears exhibited there and you can even view them underwater with the help of the tunnels made near that thing. It was opened in 2013. To be honest, I didn’t need to wait for some time for the polar bears to come out. However, first, it was just one bear out, where I could see it and then it came closer and closer, however, I didn’t really think, that there would be another one, too. The second one came out in a couple of minutes and they were pretty lovely from the place where I stood, I must say.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo


The “Tasmanien” in Danish is a unique place in the Copenhagen zoo, because there are four Tasmanian Devils living there. It was opened after the wedding was held of Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark and the Tasmanian native Mary Donaldson in 2004. That was when the Tasmanian government gave four Tasmanian Devils to the Copenhagen zoo and they were the first ones to go and live outside Australia. After that, there were some other animals added, such ass red-necked wallabies and kangaroos and wombats.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

Me visiting the Copenhagen zoo

Well, to tell you the truth, it was not a very bad idea to visit the Copenhagen zoo, because I saw so many things in a couple of minutes there, that I hadn’t seen anywhere and it was pretty lovely to look at all those birds and animals and see them from the window in underwater, too. I guess, I would be there for a couple of hours, if I had much time to visit it, because you won’t just see everything there in half an hour or so.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

When I got to the Copenhagen zoo, it was about quarter to 8, I guess, and when I went to the cashbox, the girl there told me, that it would be in vain to go inside the zoo, because it was closing in 15 minutes, however, as I had that Copenhagen Card and the access for me was free and I wasn’t paying anything, it was not a big deal for me whether the zoo was closing in a couple of minutes or in hours, because I would just go inside and see some stuff and then get out when the time came, and, I guess, that was why this girl let me in, but she told me not to go further inside, because I wouldn’t be able to get to the entrance on time. And that’s what I did. And the very first thing, that I saw was this high tower, which I didn’t know, that it was observation tower, or else, I might have climbed there and take a look at the Frederiksberg district, where my accommodation was located.

There were many moms with children inside the zoo and some of them were eating some candies or ice cream and they were getting ready to leave the Copenhagen zoo while I was just getting inside.

Me visiting Copenhagen Zoo

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