Wroclaw Zoo
Poland, Wroclaw

Wroclaw ZOO is the largest zoo in Poland. It is home to over 12,000 animals representing 1,100 species, most of which are rare and endangered species.

Be sure to visit the Wroclaw Zoo, especially in summer. You should plan at least 3-4 hours for a walk around the Wroclaw Zoo. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet original animals from all continents of the world, including rare ones such as mouse deer, okapi, manatees, banteng, Siberian ibex, Palawan hornbills, Sumatran tiger, foggy and snow leopards, Indian rhinos, Burmese tortoises or Celebes ducks.

ZOO Wrocław operates conservation breeding farms and supports species protection projects around the world through the ZOO Wrocław - DODO Foundation.

Attractions of the zoo Wroclaw

Africarium is the most famous attraction of the Wroclaw Zoo. This is a complex of 21 pools, which is home to about 6,000 fish and amphibians, reptiles and mammals. This is the first aquarium in the world, which presents the fauna of one continent - Africa. The excursion route will take you through six regions: the Red Sea, East Africa, the Mozambique Channel, the Skeleton Coast, the Okavango Swamp and the Congo Jungle. A visit to the Africanarium is an opportunity to take a two-hour journey through Africa, during which you can literally stand face to face with desert tortoises, coral reef fish, sharks, African penguins, hippos, Nile crocodiles and many other exotic animals. Animals are separated from the audience only by the glass of the aquarium. Even more impressive is walking through the glass tunnel and watching the fish swim overhead.

Terrarium pavilion, home to the largest number of reptile and amphibian species in Europe. This is a pavilion where you can see: Komodo dragons, a terrible leaf walker: the mucus of this little frog is the strongest poison, a collection of butterflies and tarantulas.

Odrarium representing the fauna and flora of the Odra River, which flows through Wroclaw. In four reservoirs - Upper Odra, Middle Odra, Lower Odra and Staritsa - you can admire more than 60 species of fish and plants.

The Panther Territory is a unique complex in Europe designed to preserve and breed two endangered species of wild cats from Asia - the snow leopard and the foggy leopard. A rich and very interesting educational environment has been created for visitors with Sumatran and Tibetan huts.

Vilcha Ostoja is a trail that accurately reflects the living conditions of wolves, and the observation trail almost merges with the environment. Additional entertainment is the multimedia design of the observation deck.

The aviary is one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the zoo. In the pavilion, you can observe rare and endangered bird species from Southeast Asia, South America and New Guinea. Here live: sapphire macaw, London parrot, Balinese starling, crimson Amazon and white-tailed jay.

The ranch and animal yard were created for the youngest visitors. These outdoor pavilions offer a rare opportunity to touch farm animals as well as learn about their role in human life. Undoubtedly, riding Shetland ponies is a wonderful attraction.

The aquarium was set up in a former carriage house. Both marine and freshwater fish are represented here. A visit to the Aquarium is an opportunity to safely confront piranhas. The collection also includes spotted rays and, for example, Celebes ducklings - small, not very attractive, but interesting, because they died out in nature. In this part of the Wrocław Zoo, we will also see prehistoric species of horseshoe crabs and preamphibians, which have been found almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs.

The Crocodile House is, of course, primarily a haven for crocodiles and other reptiles, but several species of mammals can also be seen here. Meerkats are the most recognizable and most visited. A special enclosure has been built for tricolor squirrels, connecting the pavilion and the surrounding trees. It is worth knowing about African hedgehogs, which use sharp spikes for protection.

The Monkey House at the Wrocław Zoo was one of the first facilities opened in 1866. Over the 150 years of its existence, it had its own recognizable residents - at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries it was the gorilla Pussy, and after the war - a pair of orangutans Cato and Romeo. Today, walking through this part of the Wroclaw Zoo, among other things, you can see crested macaques, endangered macaques, black howler monkeys (they love to sit on branches above the heads of guests and watch them from there) and sloths.

Madagascar pavilion. The African island deserves a separate pavilion because of its biodiversity. Its most popular inhabitants are lemurs, but you can see here, for example, cockroaches and bats.

The Great Ape Pavilion is a great place to watch chimpanzees. It is worth watching how they play, behave and function in a group. Chimpanzees are the species most closely related to humans, we share 98.4% of their genes.

Sahara is the first pavilion that we will enter after entering the Wroclaw Zoo. There are interesting inhabitants here: a dromedary, a fennec fox - a desert fox, rodents, birds, invertebrates. The saber-toothed oryx, an antelope extinct in nature because of its impressive horns, considered an interesting decoration, is unique in that it has been preserved only in zoos.

The elephant house, which was originally called the House of Fat Men, that is, elephants, hippos and tapirs. In the 1930s, they were joined by a female Amazonian manatee, for whom a pool was built. Today you must visit the House of the Elephant, if only to observe Burma and Toto, the Indian elephants, at feeding time.

In geography, the Terai is an Asian swampy lowland with steppes, savannahs and forests. Terai at the Wroclaw Zoo are occupied by representatives of species found naturally in Asia: Indian rhinoceros, capped gibbon (endangered) and Indian monjacks.

Pavilion "CLIMATE, PEOPLE, ANIMALS" is the only pavilion in Wroclaw where we do not meet animals. This is a multimedia space representing the changes taking place at the Earth's poles as a result of climate warming. This is a great opportunity to learn about the conclusions of scientists about the global consequences of this phenomenon. Presentations are accompanied by educational games and activities.

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В моем личном рейтинге достопримечательностей по уровню интересности зоопарки буквально дышат в затылок всяческим ботаническим садам и прочим природным оазисам, ориентированным на флору. Почему так? Ведь, положа руку на сердце, зоопарки не в пример "интерактивней" - их обитатели забавны, подвижны, невероятны и увлекательны. Причина становится вполне очевидна, при посещении таких матерых зоологи

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