You’ll be amazed by both the variety of animals and the freedom in which they live.

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National Zoo

An alternative daytrip idea for those travelling with children

The 67 acres of this zoo (with another 57 under construction), situated alongside the Prince Moulay Abdellah sports complex, will keep your family entertained for the day if you’re travelling with children. Inaugurated in early 2012, the zoo initially had difficulties recreating its natural habitats, and some of the animals – such as the hippopotamus and giraffe – died prematurely. Having overcome these problems, however, the zoo now seeks to maintain five African ecosystems: the desert, the savannah, the Atlas region, the wetlands and the subtropical zone. Amongst the animals which cause the most excitement for visitors are the Atlas lions, donated descendants from the royal Alaouite family collection. The zoo is designed in such a way that tourists may observe the animals with as few obstructions as possible. In particular, as opposed to using prison-like bars, the animals are separated by glass screens and moats, meaning they are free to roam in their natural habitat.

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