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Dublin Zoo is a registered charity and works in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of bio-diversity on earth.

Dublin Zoo opened its doors on September 1, 1831. Founded as a private society by anatomists and physicists and supported by wealthy subscribers.

In 1840, featuring 46 mammals and 72 birds donated by London Zoo, the radical decision was to throw its gates open to the public for a penny on Sundays. This gesture, remarkable for that time, established the affectionate relationship that still exists between Dubliners and the ‘ah-Zoo’ in the Phoenix Park.

Now, utterly transformed, Dublin Zoo’s 28 hectares is attracting over 1 million visitors a year. Officially Ireland’s biggest family attraction, not only offers a great day out for all, but also a journey of learning and discovery about the world’s precious wildlife.

Animals at Dublin Zoo live enriched lives in natural social groups, they are fit and healthy, able to breed and raise their own young. They can be observed in naturalistic spaces with vegetation, substrate and water features that reflects their native habitat.

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Rating is calculated based on 11 reviews and is evolving.



Phone Based Query's/ Customer service in Dublin
on 24 May 2019
Was not for me

i adore animals. made me sad to actually see then everyday locked up.

however people wore great to work with made some friends i will have for life.

Catering Assistant in everywhere
on 15 November 2022
not a good place to work

got a new manager a few months ago, management is that bad easily over 50 staff have left, don't know how to treat their staff, expect you to do supervisors work for minimum wage and when done they don't even acknowledge it, work at charity events for free and get no thanks, completely understaffed. discriminate against people, not a nice environment, highly do not recommend working here as staff continuously come and go and more or less no one stays after a couple of months of starting

General Operative in Retail
on 27 July 2021
Very clicky environment

Part Time summer staff are fun and friendly Full time permanent not so much very clicky. Management work against each other rather then as a then , and can be rude … they tend to disappear a lot when it’s busy and appear when it’s quiet.

Assistant zookeeper in Dublin
on 31 May 2020
Horrible environment

Bullies, gossips, management reward loyalty, favours, family and friends, and staying quiet about what you see and what they do, prominent figure a s***al predator

Retail Assistant in Dublin
on 30 September 2019
Great culture, fun workplace

As part of the Retail Team at Dublin Zoo, you may be in a number of locations from day to day including the gift shop, and ticket offices. This rotation was one of the best things about the job, being able to move around and get experience in different areas. The opportunity to see the animals regularly was a huge plus for me too.

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