The Bioparco is the zoological garden of Roma, Italy. It contains more than 1000 animals from 200 species. It was opened in 1911 with a special focus on entertaining visitors – it wasn’t intended for scientific work or preservation of species.
The zoo was designed by Carl Hagenbeck who had just finished his Tierpark Hagenbeck in Hamburg, Germany. Over the years the people lost their interest in the zoo and it began to deteriorate. In 1994 first plans where created to turn it into a special Bioparco. The realization began in 1998.
Bioparco di Roma
Viale del Giardino Zoologico, 1
00197 Roma, Italy