Zoo Lodz


City: Lodz
Country: Poland
Voivodeship: Lodz
Opend 1938


Species 554


This interesting zoo covering 16,5 ha ha a broad range of animals like the dikdik's, persian fallowdeer and the Asian lion. On its ground you also finde an interesting aquarium

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In what is now the Zoological Gardens and neighboring areas, even in the nineteenth century a vast forests grew. This was the favorite target for Sunday trips for picnics and outdoor fun. For several generations workers came here (especially from plants Lodz and Poznan) , then it was called "the health". In 1906, the green area has been included in the administrative boundaries of Lodz. After World War I began work on developing the devastated areas of the forest. In particular, much has been done to the green city in the years 1927-1934. In 1928, the Municipal Council established a Plantation Department, under direction of Stephen Rogowicz (1891-1946). He is the originator of many measures to improve the health conditions of Lodz. Revision of construction or reconstruction projects of many parks in the city, were created pleasure gardens and allotments. Extensive green areas, known as the Polesie Konstantynowskim, with an area of 260 ha has been designed as a complex for special purpose. As part of the envisaged 20 hectares where layed out as a zoo. Assumptions of the Zoological Gardens were specifically developed in 1932 (planned 20 ha). Two concepts of the location of the garden in this period competed with each other . The first assumed the creation of gardens in the forest "the health", the second - in the park of Lagiewniki Poniatowski. Eventually, the first location won, drawn by S. Rogowicz. In 1934, the area designated for the zoo made a part of the forest park. In 1937 it developed the technical documentation of the area of the zoo. The plan was carried out in the second half of 1938, this fact dates back to the beginnings of the zoo's history. The first inhabitant of the zoo was a red deer called Borut, who came to the city center and was caught on the square Reymont. Some red deer where transported from the park Poniatowski. In the summer of 1939 the zoo had 50 pieces (such as a red deer, roe deer, fallow deer, sheep, ducks). During the war F. Hase was director of the zoo , and director of the Lodz slaughterhouse. Officially, the garden was available only for the Germans, but not complied with the order in practice. In 1940 it got zoo animals from a defunct zoo of the Anstattów brothers, owners of the brewery (in the park Helenow).1941 animals were purchased from the circus Hergotta, including: a camel, brown bears, wolves, lions, an elephant , a tiger, donkeys, a hyena, owls. During the war the zoo built many buildings, some survived to this day. From this period are: the concrete barred cages for bears, stables for ungulates, a restaurant, the entrance building, enclosure for baboons (modernized in 1953) At the end of 1944, the zoo had approximately 550 speciements in 117 species. After the liberation, just as before the war, the zoo was the agenda of the Faculty Plantation Municipal Board. S. Rogowicz returned to the position he held previously. He died on 23.XII.1946 In the early 50's garden was increased by 7 ha, resulting in a need to shift Krzemieniecki street to the southwest. Subsequent years, 1953 - 1957, a period of rapid development of the garden. A number of modernization. Here are some of them: Modernized enclosure for baboons, it was enlarged by 300m2 , expanded interior room for baboons and hidden them behind a rock wall. Remodeled monkey house so that it became a year round housing for monkeys. Built a new cage for pheasants, which in 2002 was demolished and in their place we have a magnificent pavilion "World of Birds". After the old fire a pool was built for sea lions, as well as building with internal pool for winter, on the roof is a terrace. Animals were collected in groups, taking into account their systematic affinity. Created: department of birds, ungulates, carnivores and monkeys. In subsequent years, enclosures for small mammals (1954), an Aquarium (1956) and a vivarium (1956) were built. In 1968 a modern pavilion was put into operation , with a large open outside paddocks for lions, tigers and cheetahs. The garden is proud of many cubs from lions and Siberian tigers. In the 60s the complex for new world camels, new stables for the bison and the wisent, and the building of the aquarium were erected. In 1980, rodents and small mammals of prey were living in the new pavilion. In the early '80s as part of our bears can live in a new enclosure. The first born Himalayan bears. In 1985, the zoo got new sanitations. In 1988 the zoo celebrated its 50th anniversary, by opening a beautiful, modern giraffe house. Residing in the first Lodz giraffes that have bred well ever since. Then came the pens for African wild dogs (1987). Pair AJAKS and ALBA got offspring, something really difficult. In 1988 peccaries came and they reproduce very well and now there is a herd of several dozen individuals. The last twenty years in the history of the Garden is a period of intense improving the living conditions of our animals. In 1991 new stables were built for red deer, kangaroos and Watussi. The restauration of the aquarium tanks(1992) started the breeding of marine organisms. Built two wintering sites for birds (1993 and 1995), which allows some of them to not move from the aviary for the winter. Small predators - meerkats and mongooses living in a small pavillion, where you can watch them all year, also in the inner room, through glass (1996). In 1997, the building for animal quarantine got in use. It also houses the premises of the veterinary clinic. Begins to emerge next to a spacious, modern animal hospital completed in 1999. At the same time, in 1999, finishing construction of a large refrigerator. This investment is a better food storage conditions, and conditions of the warehouse. At the same time end up lasting for many years and carried out in stages, was the restauration of the monkey house. 2001 - We finish another investment - stable for antelope coupled with the exposure of birds. This is the "Southeast Asia" Exhibition of animals native to Asia. In the same year created a range of modern aviary for birds of prey and owls, with an exhibition through glass. 2022 the biggest project in the zoohistory was finished - the Orientarium. A tropical house for orang utans, elephants, bears, monkeys and many more

Last visited 2022


Phone number (0-42) 632 75 09
Fax number (0-42) 632 92 90
Address: Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny, ul.Konstantynowska 8/10, 94-303 LÓDŹ, Poland
E-mail: maja@zoo.lodz.pl

Open : minimum 9am-3.30pm

Entrace fee:

  • Adult 70,- PLN
  • Child 70,- PLN
  • Family* 220,- PLN
  • Family** 250,- PLN
*Family ticket valid for 2 adults and 2 childen
**Family ticket valid for 2 adults and 3 childen

Annual Card

  • Adult 200,- PLN
  • Child 200,- PLN

For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea

Food: The Zoo has a places where you can get a snack


Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the zoo on your homepage

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After have been paying the entrance fee we turn to the left, where find the big Orientarium. At the entrance we find the indoor enclosre for Asian elephants. Following the path we thenmeet oriental smallclawed otters and the lion-tailed monkey. The next section is an aquarium with fish from the oceans. The last section is home to orang utans, false gavials, kanchils nd many more. behind the house we find an eating area, here kids also can pet goats. This area also is home to the lynx. Following the sun bear enclosure we opposite see the bison. Behind it we find kagaroos and cassowaries as well as the lesser panda. oposite we find tigers and lions as well as a savannah for giraffes. Back to the orientarium we hae orang utans, gibbons and hanuman langurs. lets then enter the terrarium with snakes and monitors. Outside again we see lion-tailed macaques andanoas. Opposte we have an enclosure for African penguins and then an South American pampas. Lets then enter the pigmy hippo enclosre and see several species of birds. Going arond the Bactrian camel enclosure we meet ruffed lemurs, leser kudus, oryx's and zebras. Then we go down to enter the aquarium with especially fresh water fish. Lets then follow the Asian elephant enclosure and we end at the monkey house. Just enter to see tamarins, sakis,cappuchins and many more.  The we see the South American house with giant otters, tamanduas and sloths. Outside again we see bush dogs, ring-tailed lemurs and the guanako.At the owl aviaries we turn right and meet birds of prey as well as several tropical birds in the birdhouse

DE: Dieser Zoo zeigt einen guten bestand von Tieren, hat ein kleines Aquarium und ein kleines Terrarium. Er hat den Anoa, Visaya pustelschweine und Kleine Kudus

DK: Denne have har en bred samling af dyr, inklusive et lille akvarium og et lille terrarie. Haven holder anoa, visaya svin og den lille kudu

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