Copenhagen ZOO opened on 20 September 1859. Today Copenhagen Zoo actively contributes to international conservation efforts both in protecting animals as well as natural habitats. Understanding nature and biodiversity is important. Therefore our visitors are invited to a zoo filled with relevant and dynamic education and exciting wild adventures as well as actively engaging in conservation locally in Denmark and around the world. The more visitors that find their way to Copenhagen Zoo , the more funds goes to conservation. Everything Copenhagen Zoo does is based on a scientific knowledge.