Odense ZOO is one of the most popular attractions of all on Fyn. The zoo was awarded the title of ‘Best in Europe’ in 2013 for a number of reasons. For example, the zoo lets visitors see the animals right up close and observe them in natural, relaxing surroundings.
Odense ZOO is one of the green oases in Odense, located just outside the city centre. The grounds are built up around a variety of habitats designed to be as true to life as possible. As you walk around the zoo, you have the chance to get right up close to the animals while simultaneously enjoying the sense of actually being on the Savannah, in Antarctica or trekking through the jungle.
Meet tigers, manatees and the animals of the Savannah
The list of animals you can see at Odense Zoo is very long indeed. In fact, more than 130 species call the zoo home, and the facility houses more than 2,000 individual animals. See the tiger sunbathing on his favourite rock, keep an eye on the pride of lions from the walkway, watch the young chimpanzees play tricks on their adult companions, and visit the Oceanium with its tropical rain showers, fascinating manatees and agile penguins.
Sail to Odense ZOO with Odense Aafart
‘Charming’ is an adjective that you are sure to use repeatedly when describing Odense ZOO. The numerous trees, flowers and areas of lawn create an excellent setting for the special experience it always is to visit the zoo. Odense Å river winds its way through the zoo, so what could be more charming than to take one of the Odense Aafart boats from Munke Mose to Odense ZOO? Find out more about Odense Aafart.
Feed the giraffe or watch the keepers feeding the other animals
One of the highlights of any day out at the zoo is to watch the animals being fed and trained by their keepers. Click here for an overview of which animals you can watch being fed – and when. If you would like to have a go at being an animal keeper, you can buy an extra ticket for the chance to feed the giraffes yourself! Find out more about feeding the giraffes.
There are playgrounds equipped with a variety of playthings in several places at the zoo. Our youngest visitors always enjoy taking a little pit stop on their trip around the park. One of the best playgrounds is in the area around Kathmandu, where you will find plenty of challenges for the little ones – and for slightly older children. Sit down, relax and enjoy some refreshments while the kids burn off some energy.
Food and drink in Odense ZOO
You are most welcome to bring packed lunches and drinks with you to Odense ZOO. There are numerous charming places where you can sit down and enjoy a picnic. Of course, you can always visit the different eateries at the zoo as well. For example, the café in the Kathmandu area serves delicious burgers made using locally sourced meat, while the Café Darwin menu features tasty treats including hot smoked salmon and pulled pork. Please note, however, that Café Darwin is only open on weekends and during the peak seasons. If you are looking for a great cup of coffee, make sure to call in at ‘Safari Coffee to go’ near the giraffe enclosure.
Directions and parking
Odense ZOO is located in the Dalum area of Odense, i.e. just outside the city centre and close to the motorway. There is free parking for zoo visitors directly opposite the entrance. Find out more about transport to Odense ZOO.
We hope that this has whet your appetite to visit Odense ZOO. To find out more about the zoo, click here.