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Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
Location Madrid, Spain
Land area over 20 hectares[1]
Number of animals 6000
Number of species 500
Website http://www.zoomadrid.com
Dolphins in the Zoo Aquarium
Brown bear cubs in the Madrid Zoo Aquarium
Eagles over the people in Madrid Zoo Aquarium


The Madrid Zoo Aquarium is a zoo and aquarium in Madrid, Spain.[2] It is located in the Casa de Campo.

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History

Open since 1770 as the "Casa de Fieras" in Retiro Park, to exhibit the animals from the American colonies, on grounds which are part of the Parque del Buen Retiro. The new facilities of the Madrid Zoo Aquarium were constructed in 1972 and located in the Casa de Campo.

Facilities

Its exhibits include the zoo, a petting zoo, an aquarium, a dolphin exhibit and an aviary. Facilities include several restaurants, a boat tour and train tour.[3]

Animals

It is home to over 6000 animals of 500 different species.

The Zoo is home of Pandas Bing Xing (M) and Hua Zuiba (F). Arrived in Madrid on September 8, 2007. In 1978 China presented the King of Spain with two pandas, Shao Shao and Quian Quiang. Their cub, Chu-lin, born in 1982 died in 1996. Chu-lin was the first panda born in captivity using artificial insemination in Europe[4]

See also

Coordinates: 40°24′31″N 3°45′45″W / 40.40861°N 3.7625°W / 40.40861; -3.7625

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