avenue leads us from the statue in memory of Juan Prim to the entrance
of the zoo, which occupies a third of Parc
de la Ciutadella.
most important figure in Parc de la Ciutadella is undoubtedly Floquet
de Neu (snowflake), the only known albino gorilla in
came to Barcelona Zoo on 1 November 1966, having been acquired by
the primatologist Jordi Sabater Pi in Equatorial Guinea. Snowflake's
children can also be seen in the Zoo, among the most beautiful being
a male called Urko.
from gorillas, Barcelona Zoo
also has other primates such as the Titi, Squirrel Monkeys, Chimpanzees,
"Papiones", Macaques, Colobuses, etc. There is also a wide range
of animals from the diverse African fauna, such as the gnus, elephants,
giraffes, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, buffalos.
carnivorous animals have their own facilities. There are tigers,
lions, panthers, snow leopards, leopards, lynxes, etc.
of the most picturesque spots of the zoo is the artificial
mountain which represents the mystical Montserrat sierra
where we can find Iberian fauna such as wolves and wild goats.
Zoo's aviary is characterized
by having a mammal as its star, the flying squirrel. This is a bat
whose extended wings are almost two metres wide.
need to buy a ticket to visit the terrarium,
as it does not form part of the zoo's resources, like the aquarium.
services include the children's zoo,
with its pony rides, snack bars, and a gift shop, as well as the
Zoo's Department of Education which periodically organizes short
courses on Ethology, and a guide service which can also be hired
to visit the zoo.