The idea of opening the Prague Zoo was first published in newspapers in 1881. In honor of the wedding of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Princess Stephanie of Belgium, it was decided to establish a zoological garden in the Czech Republic. It opened only half a century later in 1931 and since then has repeatedly entered the top ten best zoos in the world..
A favorite vacation spot for Prague children and their parents is located in the municipality of Troja. Zoo address - U Trojského zámku 3/120.
Its area covers about 58 hectares, and there are more than 4200 guests, moreover, a fifth of the 650 species of animals represented are included in the lists of rare and endangered.
One of the main achievements of the park's employees is a significant contribution to the preservation of the unique Przewalski horse. For many years, steppe horses were bred here and helped them not to disappear forever..
Today the name of the Prague Zoo can tell a lot to fellow biologists. For example, lizards from Komodo Island are bred here and interesting research is carried out aimed at preserving the rarest giant Chinese salamanders. The first gorilla in Western Europe was born in the capital of the Czech Republic, and a baby elephant was born in 2013.
How to get there?
To get to the zoo, everyone will need the red line of the Prague metro and the Nadrazi Holesovice station. Exit along the escalator will lead to the bus station, from which the daily paid bus 112 and free - "ZOO Praha", runs on holidays and weekends..
The working hours of the zoo in Prague are very convenient for visits - the object is open from 09.00 to 18.00 without days off and holidays. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at the main entrance on regular days, and additional tickets open at the north and south gates during the peak season. Ticket sales end half an hour before closing.
The price for a single visit is 200 CZK for adults and 150 CZK for children from 3 to 15 years old. The smallest ones are free, and there is a discount for families of two adults and two children - a general ticket will cost 600 CZK. Car parking - 100 CZK in the parking lot of the zoo.
You can also visit the attraction with your four-legged friend! The dog must have a passport with vaccinations with him, be fastened on a leash, and his owner must buy a ticket for 100 CZK.
Services and contacts
For its visitors, the Prague Zoo offers many additional entertainment and services:
- Souvenir shops sell gifts for friends and memorabilia with ZOO Praha symbols.
- Toddlers are happy to ride the children's tram.
- It is easy to make your own medal in a special machine.
- Ponies are waiting for the little ones, which can be used to dance for only 20 CZK in good weather from April to November.
- Photos for visitors are offered by professional photographers.
Official website - www.zoopraha.cz
Clarifying questions will be answered by phone +420 296 112 230