About 2,000 animals of more than 300 species are represented, as follows:
The mission of the Lisbon Zoo includes the conservation and breeding of endangered species, as well as scientific research, and educational and recreational activities. About 800,000 people visit the zoo annually.
Jardim Zoologico de Lisboa does not only offer visitors an opportunity to see a wide range of animal species up close, but also a chance to marvel at the fascinating botanical gardens, in which the it is located. Visitors can also take picnics at some of the secluded gardens in the area.