Zoo Usti nad Labem
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City: Usti nad Labem
Country: Czech Republic
Province: Ústí nad Labem Region
The gardens cover an area of 26 ha (64 acres), and lets visitors view rare and endangered species of animals such as orangutans, Somali donkeys, rhinoceroses, and Malaysian sun bears. Open throughout the year, the gardens host regular displays—the training of sea lions, a parade of elephants through the gardens, flying display of birds of prey, rides on ponies, and a range of other activities.
Last visited 2012
Zoologicka zahrada Usti nad Labem,
400 07 Usti nad Labem
Phone number 475 503 354
Fax number 475 503 354
Open : minimum 9am-4pm
Adult 120,- CZK
Child 60,- CZK
Family* 310,- CZK
*Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and 2 children
Adult 450,- CZK
Child 225,- CZK
In 1908, already had 49 years of his life meaningful Ústí entrepreneur and marketer of metal goods , Mr. Heinrich lumpy. He was a passionate friend of nature and birds, renowned ornithologist not only in Ústí nad Labem and in other cities, but even far beyond , for example, in certain Italian regions. From the village of Usti nad Labem he bought the site of a former brickworks Mariánské skály, of which he knew to be a place of frequent occurrence of small birds and founded a private natural bird sanctuary known as Lumpepark . His intention was to give the birds a living in the city of peace for nesting and food security through the winter, to the rest of the birds offer a place to relax with plenty of food during spring and autumn migration. The inspiration for the founding of the natural park for him among other was the American industrialist Henry Ford in Detroit , who was an enthusiastic nature lover. The park covered an area of 6 hectares and gave great job before he was finished off in a balanced and natural work of art . For the construction of which a large amount of stones , often 30-40 q heavy , from Thuringia were imported 20 cars tuff , which were created many hundreds of hiding places for bird nests and artificial depressions with water. He made in the park fabulous caves and a miniature castle, which is the only preserved until today. Over the years, Mr. Lump enriched areas of the reservation with dozens of bird houses, the roe field was planted many hundreds of pieces of coniferous and deciduous trees, including ornamental shrubs and flower, and many rare and unusual rosttlin. He built in the whole park cascades and waterfalls at the bottom adorned the picturesque valley pond with a fountain, the water used the so-called Marian spring. In 1914 he decided to open the park to the public because he wanted to serve all comers, but especially young people, in bringing the love of nature. After the first World War there was a booming industry, coupled with the acquisition of land for the construction of factories, but in defense of the park and its vicinity stood the general public. Mr. Lump continued cultivation of the park, in the spirit of the garden architecture and contemporary fashion. The surroundings were delivered Trutnova fossilized prehistoric tribes araukárií and build them a stone forest. The selected part of the park was maintained contemporary horticultural treatment ( Rose garden , lotus pond ) and have them deployed in various Fairy scenes ( Hansel and Gretel , Little Red Riding Hood , Krakonoš holding hands on the girl and others). In 1936 Mr. Lump died , so the inheritance of his works, which he gave a huge effort and considerable financial resources enjoyed the whole 28 years! His descendants of natural tendencies had, nevertheless, thanks to the dedication of the gardener and other park staff, continued to exist and maintained its level. Then came the second World War II that changed the lives of many people. The changes also affected Lumpepark . After the war, it became the property of the Czechoslovak Republic. At the time of the reservation it became a mini-zoo, where Ústí residents and visitors from other cities could spend their free time. The level at that time was not high, because the estuary was important at that time to recover and deploy the war-torn industries and functions of the city. Gradually, however, there were built new cages and paddocks and the area of the zoo began to increase. Due to expansion in 70 years, the park has grown to almost 30 ha today. They started to build new pavilions , which were accessible to visitors from which the animals were not separated by traditional bars, but modern glass. This is the pavilion of beasts and exotic animal pavilion , where they were placed rare species . At the top of the zoo were built large enclosures for rhinos , giraffes , elephants , zebras and antelopes, but it is quite another story from the life of Usti zoo.
After paying the entrance fee we go behind the min building to meet seals. At the orangutan we turn right to see californian sea lions. Next to them we find otters, tapirs, serows, bell deer and owls. Then we find an rea with large birds, like the emu and the casowary. Behind it we first meet some caimans, turning here to the right to se small cats like Geoffroy's cat and the fishing cat. At the monkey aviaries we turn left to se anoas, lesser panda and the maned wolf. After the coaties we then enter the tropical house with reptiles, insects and fish. In front of the house are some aviaries for birds. Next to it are some enclosures for larger reptiles, like the sun bear, lions, tigers and the snow leopard. Following the path up the hill we are having on the right hand some farmanimals like the donkey, ponies and the llama. This area also is home to some pecaries. On the left hand we meet antelopes, zebras, bactrian camels and cheetas. Passing some antelopes we reach the elephant house, home to Asian elephants. In this are are also som antelopes, vultures, and South American animals like the mara, llama and rhea. Across we find the rhinoceros and giraffe house, home for southern white rhinos and different antelopes. Next to it is the childrens zoo, children can pet alpacas and goats here. Following the path behind the restaurant and a large play ground we reach some deer. Still folowing the road down hill towards the exit we see somw owls as well as the wolverine.
DE: Dieser Zoo zeigt interessante Tiere wie Anoas, Seraus und Vielfrasse. Er hat auch ein kleines interessantes Vivarium
DK: Denne have viser interessante dyr som anoa, serau og jærve. Ligeledes er der et interessant lille vivarie