Ireland Pt. 4: Dublin Zoo

Posted on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 by Sage Thornbrugh

One of the tigers at the Dublin Zoo.

One of the tigers at the Dublin Zoo.

On our second-to-last day in Dublin, Trevor and I decided to buy one of the 24-hour tourist buses which take you around Dublin to an extensive number of historical and lively areas. It cost about 18-euro, but we definitely got our money’s worth, because it is a hop-on/hop-off system where you can go and see whatever you want to at any time.

The tour bus was kind of a spur of the moment event. We knew we had done so much in Dublin already, and were running out of ideas, so we decided to just by the bus and see where it takes us. Fortunately for us, we spontaneously decided to get off at the stop which was for the Dublin Zoo.

I have been to a few zoos in my time, but this one was probably the most fun. One of the oldest zoos in the world, the Dublin Zoo was home to a number of astonishing animals which I hadn’t really gained an appreciation for until this visit.

The tigers were incredible! They are simply massive, beautiful, and powerful animals. We also got to see the sea lions perform, which was pretty impressive, and eventually made our way to the gorillas. The silverback was just chilling against the glass right beside us, so that was awesome as well. The Dublin Zoo was definitely one of my favorite moments of the trip.

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Sage Thornbrugh: scholar, athlete, video game enthusiast, German when I want to be, American when I have to be. Spent thirteen years of my incredibly fascinating life in Vilseck, Germany, which somehow led me to this place named Concordia College. I’m not a big fan of the cold, but I’m a fan of most things Concordia. I play soccer here, I work here, I study here; there’s not many things I do that aren’t related to the college. Maybe you’ll find something I ramble on about half-interesting.