Wroclaw Zoo


City: Wroclaw 
Country: Poland
Voivodeship: Lower Silesian
Opend 10.07.1865


Species 1100


The Wrocław Zoological Garden, known simply as the Wrocław Zoo is a scientific zoo on Wróblewskiego Street in Wroclaw. It is the oldest zoo in Poland, having been founded in 1865 as the Breslau Zoological Garden while the city was part of Prussia. The zoo covers about 33 hectares (74 acres) in downtown Wrocław. It is home to over 12,000 animals representing more than 1132species. This big zoo shows the typical zooanimals as well as mountain zebras, bantengs and siberian ibex's

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In the past

• July 10, 1865 year - the opening of the zoo in Wroclaw
• 1880 - flourishing garden, which is considered at the time one of the leading institutions in the world
• 1921 - closing the zoo after the crisis of post-war years
• 1 May 1927 - re-opening the garden to the public
• May 1945 - the destruction of the garden during the siege of the city by the Soviet Army
• 18 July 1948 - opening of the zoo after World War II
• 1957 - a doubling of the existing garden area by adding the areas after the Recovered Territories Exhibition
• Summer 1970s - the collection of animals is one of the largest in Europe, thanks to media coverage and the success of" With a camera among animals ", led by Hanna and Anthony Gucwińskich, Zoo for many years been the most famous gardens in Poland
• January 2007 - the director is Radoslaw Ratajszczak who initiates the process of change enter the garden with the twenty-first century
• January 2010 - Wroclaw Zoo was the first Polish zoo transformed into a company
• May 2010 opening of the Madagascar pavillion, showing the life of an strnge island
• 2012 opening of the europen area with polands largest brown bear exhibit
• 2012 opening of the new rhino house
• 2013 opening of Odrarium showing the eco-system of the river Oder
• 2014 opening of the africanium - Polands so far largest zoo complex of an aquarium showing the life of the waters in Africa


• Wroclaw garden uses of historic buildings from the nineteenth century and adapt them to modern requirements. An example is the renovated monkeyhouse and the terrarium building
• changes in modern animals keeping that meets global standards
• the 33 ha area creates an attractive, thematic exhibitions with fauna of different continents (Madagascar Pavilion, Sahara, paddock for brown bears, pool for Sea Lions)
• works to protect endangered species (involved in more than 80 programs of the EEP, ESB and ISB) and conducts environmental education
• is home to 1200 animals representing over 1100 species including many endangered species, and even some no longer occurring in the wild
• is a member of the prestigious European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), the World Association of Zoos and Aquaria (WAZA) and the ISIS (International Species Identification System on)
• attracts every year hundreds of thousands of visitors
• is a unique place for recreation and relaxation set in the green areas with good access to center 

Phone number 071 348 30 24
Fax number 071 348 37 68
Address: ZOO Wroclaw sp.z o.o., ul. Wróblewskiego 1-5, 51-618 WROCLAW, Poland
E-mail: lutra@zoo.wroc.pl

Last visited 2019

Open : minimum 9am-4pm

Entrace fee:

  • Adult 70,- PLN
  • Child 60,- PLN
  • Familly* 230,- PLN

* Familly tickets are valid for 2 adults and up to 3 kids

Annual card

  • Adult 120,- PLN
  • Child 80,- 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 paying the entrance fee we have right in front of uds the African savannah with reticulated giraffes, chapmann's zebra and ostriches. Turning to the right we are having the Sahara area with donkeys, Arabian camels and the fennec fox, just to mention a few. Across its the home for the Angola lion, a subspecies rarely shown. Following the road we soon se antelopes like the siatunga and the wildebeest. Across we find the African wild dog and the the Madagascar House.  Home for several species of birds and reptiles and a few mammals like the red ruffed lemur. Outside again we se the watussi and then follow the road to the left. This is the European area with Lynx, brown bears and the mufflon. Heading back on the same road we see the pelican and then the mighty Wisent. Theire neighbours are the Okapis, an forest giraffe frome Congo. Oposite are the African penguins and fur seals, following theire enclosure to the other side of the house we enter the Africanum. Among the worlds best aquariums you start at the right diving under in the the red sea and ending up at the nile with hippos. Watching these creatures on land you also can see the aardwark. Diving then in to lake Tanganyika you meet different types cichlides before ending in the congo with manatees. Out again we go back to the penguins and to the right have a small mammals house with meerkats among others. Oposite are enclosures for camels of the New World, like the guanaco and the alpaca.Going through the odrarium we see local fishes befor we enter a small Aquarium building, home for fish like the arowana and the Sea Dragon. Outside again we se the islands for lemurs, home for the ringtailed lemur. Then walking to the castle looking building and going inside to see one of europes biggest terrariums, with a good reptile and amphibian collection, but maybe an even more impressive invertebrate collection.  Out side again we turn to the left and see some aviarys for small parots and parakeets.  Going on to the left we are having somr deer species like the Sika. Then there is a bigger aviary for the Keas. Behinde it we are having the old Bear Castle built 1863/64, now home for owls. In front of us is now the deer house, home to the Pere David's deer, the Barasingha and the Reindeer, just to mention a few. Following the main road we are passing the takin and the Siberian Ibex. Then we see the great lakes and the flamingos. This is in general the Bird Area, home to pheasants, tragopans, cassowarys, cranes and bird of prey.  Now turning right we reach the Bird House from 1889, home to several bird species like the Rotschild's Mynah, macaws and pigeons. In this area across the big lakes we also find the otter. Now we have reached the elephant house from 1873, that shows several pachyderms like the Asian Elephants, the Pygmy Hippo and the South American Tapir. Across the elephants we are finding a baboon rock and here following the road on the right, where we soon reach the gibbons. After a short walk its time to look at the great apes, the zoo has Chimpanzees. Outside again we are having the Nutrias in front of us and behinde them a kangaroo enclosure. Then we are looking at Zebras befor we turn to the Monkey House from 1887. It's home for 12 different monkey species like the saki and the angolan colobus, inside the house we also find the sloth.  Passing another kangaroo enclosure we soon se the Sumatran Tiger, then the Wolf and some bear Species. Right next door are the seals and across the Indian rhino. Passing more bears and zebras we see the red panda. Behinde them we find the MINI Zoo where kids can see and pet farm animals.

DE: Dieser Zoo der einst als Zoologischer Garten Breslau in Deutschland eröffnete ist heute der älteste und artenreichste Zoo von Polen, und vielleicht auch der schönste. Er hat mehrere tropenhäuser wie das Afrikanum, ein riesiges Terrarium, viele häuser aus dem 19. jahundert und spannende Arten wie mehrere Meerkatzenarten, die heute eher selten gezeigt werden.

DK: Denne have åbnede i sin tid som Breslau zoo i det tyske rige. I dag er det Polens ældste og mest artsrige zoo, og muligvis endda den bedste. Haven råder over flere tropehuse som Afrikanum, et kæmpe terrarium, flere dyrhuse fra det 19. århundred og spændende arter, så som forskellige marekattearter som idag bliver vist sjælden

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