All visitors are kindly informed that the Bioparco has begun a restructuring project of all its catering facilities.Hence there will not be food and beverage availability on the zoo premises until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In 2011 the Bioparco celebrated its 100th anniversary: inaugurated in 1911 and situated in the historical park of Villa Borghese, it is today one of Europe’s oldest zoological gardens.

Carl Hagenbeck’s original project led to the construction of a 12 hectare park where animals could roam freely: this was a completely new concept that turned the Rome Zoological Garden into one of the most modern zoos of its time. 

In 1935  the zoo was enlarged to its current surface area of 17 hectares. The new area, designed by architect Raffaele De Vico, includes the current reptile house and a large geodesic shaped aviary, which is still unique in its kind.

The zoo was later privatised until the current Foundation was set up: large restoration works and an entrepreneurial style of management have turned it into a modern zoo. In line with the World Zoo Conservation Strategy (a document adopted by WWF International and drawn up by the International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN) the Bioparco plays an active role in environmental education and the conservation of endangered species

Per effetto del Decreto Legge del 13 marzo 2021 il parco è chiuso.