Prague Zoo: A unique experience for every animal lover
14.02.2018 at 13:11
Visiting Zoo in Prague is a unique experience which you should not miss if you are at least a little bit interested in animals. It occupies an enormous area of 58 hectares where visitors can enjoy seeing animals in large enclosures, and see some of the rarest animal species in the world that are hard to find in many other zoos.
Prague Zoo is located in the Praha Troja district north of the city center. The main entrance to the zoo is just across the street from villa Troja, another tourist attraction of the city of Prague.
This enormous zoo has been repeatedly ranked among the top 10 zoos in the world. This is not without a reason, the zoo occupies 58 hectares (140 acres) it hosts around 4800 animals, 700 species, among which 133 species are listed as critically endangered.
Prague’s zoo is also one of the world’s leading institutions that breed endangered species, such as: komodo dragons, Przewalski’s horses, honey badgers etc.
The most interesting sectors of the zoo are: gorilla pavilion, feline (lions, tigers...) and the reptile pavilion, Sichuan house (named after a province in China), Indonesian jungle, Elephant Valley etc.
There is one more feature that makes Prague’s Zoo so extraordinary and different from other zoos - they tried to explain the connection between animals and different cultures around the world. For example, Elephant Valley pavilion has models of Hindu temples, statues and bells built around it, in the pavilion with horses there is a Mongolian tent (yurt-ger) next to it etc.
Prague zoo consists of two sections: the lower and upper one (in-between there is high cliff). You can choose to either walk up and down or use chair lift (sky lift) instead.