Barcelona Zoo is a part of the Parc de la Ciutadella complex and the zoo houses over 7000 animals from over 500 different species. The zoo was founded in 1892 and is one of the oldest and most modern in the world. You can see dolphin shows and other aquatic mammals performing in the marine enclosure. There are tropical birds, reptiles, spiders, lions, tigers and more.
The Barcelona Zoo was renowned for nearly forty years as the home of Snowflake, a rare albino gorilla. Unfortunately, this much beloved creature died and the Barcelona Zoo maintains his memory directing visitors to the website "Snowflake's group," that includes a video and other mixed media presentations. The Zoo also has a restaurant, picnic area, a shop, electric cars, ponies and a mini-train.