One of the Rome attractions is Bioparco di Roma, a zoo located in the top 10 in the world. Rome Zoo was built in 1908 and was raised in the northern district Villa Borghese. The plans for construction were made by Carl Hagenbeck, a respected animal trainer who built the zoo in Hamburg. Bioparco di Romas covers an area of over 18 hectares.
Animals are not kept in cages, but in large spaces, separated by deep trenches from visitors. Exhibits are gorgeous and the most diverse species: lions, camels, giraffes, seals, elephants, wolves, leopards, tigers, bears etc.. Inside the park you find a huge terrace where you can eat or drink a juice.
In 2006, Rome Zoo was one of the most visited parks in Italy. Although there are other interesting places to visit in Rome, about 750,000 tourists opted for the 18-hectare park, where there are monkeys, lions, elephants, snakes and many other animal species.
These days, hot weather wreaks havoc at the zoo in Rome. In Rome, locals and tourists are wilted by a heat wave that moisture makes it even more unbearable. The heat is struggling zoo animals, especially those who come from regions with cold climate. The solution found by carers is frozen food, adapted to each species. Bears discover with delight fish hidden in the ice cubes and the perfect dessert for elephants is melon glace. Special devices cool off the air permanently, and most fortunate inhabitants of the zoo have their own pool.