Parken Zoo
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Parken Zoo

A zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden

The history of Parken zoo

Parken zoo opened the third of july 1898. And during the 1950's the zoo became apart of Parken Zoo. The prize of a entry ticket was 50 öre which is half of a swedish krona. The zoo grew a little each day and by the year 1956 the zoo had 200 animals of different species.

On the 24th of march the zoo was sold to the company Mimir Capital AB for the sum of one swedish krona although Eskilstuna county kept ownership of the territory

Parken Zoo
Parken Zoo entrance.JPG
Main entrance with sculptures of famous actors.
Date opened1954
Land areaNear Tuna Park shopping mall
OwnerEskilstuna Municipality

Parken Zoo is a combined amusement park and zoo in the town of Eskilstuna in Sweden.

The amusement park was founded in 1898, and there was a display of animals from the beginning of the fifties. In 1954 Parken Zoo started to charge visitors an entrance fee. In 1956 the zoo displayed around 200 animals.

During the eighties the zoo started to specialize in feline carnivores.

In 2013 a clouded leopard escaped from its enclosure and killed three deer.[1]

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Coordinates: 59°22?24?N 16°28?56?E / 59.3733°N 16.4822°E / 59.3733; 16.4822

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