We will upload new thematic reports to this part of the website on a regular basis.

Conservation and reintroduction programmes

This report seeks to analyse the success of Barcelona Zoo in achieving its aims of conservation and reintroduction for the species it houses. These are two of the fundamental pillars by which zoos justify their existence and current dynamics. Download document:...

Zoo clousures around the world

This dossier seeks to highlight zoos around the world that have closed down over the last few years, and explore the main causes for these events. Download document: Zoo clousures around the world

Common bottlenose dolphin

This document seeks to describe the living conditions of the species Common Bottlenose Dolphin in its natural habitat, as well as the consequences of captivity on the health of the individuals living at Barcelona Zoo both now and in the past. Download document: Common...

Brown Bear

This document aims to describe the living conditions of the species Brown Bear in its natural habitat, as well as the consequences of captivity on the physical and psychological health of the individuals living in Barcelona Zoo. Download document: Brown Bear

Human zoos

One of the aims of this studyon the topic of human zoos is to acknowledge the existence, not that long ago,of a situation in the western world that is as unbelievable as it is insulting. Download document: Human zoos

History of Barcelona zoo

The main aim of this file is to outline the changes undergone by Barcelona Zoo since its early days and based on how it has adapted to each new period. It also aims to describe the changes that have not been made, and which are entirely necessary. Download document:...

An empirical and descriptive study

This study aims to understand two points. Firstly, people's motivations for visiting Barcelona Zoo (BZ) and whatuse theymakeof this;secondly, what the citizens of Barcelona really think of thisZoo. Download document: An empirical and descriptive study