The Zoo

Meet our animals! Here you learn about wild Nordic animals, Swedish native breeds, domesticated animals and about life under the surface of the Baltic Sea.

  • Great grey owl at Skansen, photo Anders Bouvin

    Great grey owl at Skansen.

  • About the Zoo

    We work with education, conservation and research on the animals found at Skansen. We are a non-profit organization, the zoo’s main purpose is to spread knowledge about animals, nature and sustainability to our guests. Every day.

    Animal welfare at Skansen

    At Skansen, animal welfare is a top priority. All animals at Skansen live in an environment that is adapted to meet their needs and resemble their real living environment. We always take into account the individual needs of each species, as well as individual animals. Skansen’s animals are cared for by trained staff with experience in caring for and protecting the welfare of animals.

    Learn more about animal welfare at Skansen.

    Membership and accreditation

    Skansen is a member of IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature), EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria), WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and SDF (Svenska Djurparksföreningen) – organizations that all work with conservation projects and collaborations for to promote biological diversity.

  • Medlemskap Skansen djurpark