25 Feb, 2023 @ 10:30
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Third oldest zoo in Spain celebrates 70th anniversary

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THE Zoobotanico de Jerez celebrates its 70th anniversary—growing from a small animal exhibition in 1953 to a zoo of national reference.

What began in 1953 with the exhibition of a few animals has become a catalogue of almost 200 species.

Seven decades in which the Zoobotanico de Jerez has become a national reference point and has more than 142,000 visitors a year.

After the zoos in Madrid and Barcelona, the Jerez zoo is the oldest in Spain and has become a national reference in conservation, currently running 50 breeding projects for endangered species with the aim of returning them to the wild, and environmental education.

The zoo, which also has a botanical garden, was born from a water reservoir that supplied the city many years ago.

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Cristina Hodgson

Half English, half Spanish animal person. Cristina loves writing about all things fitness, travel and culture, she is also a script writer and novelist. When she's not typing away, you can find her enjoying outdoor sports somewhere off the beaten track in Andalucia. If you have a story get in touch! [email protected]

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