The Czech Republic boasts a huge number of zoological gardens and other centers, such as marine aquariums, water parks and reserves. Each zoo draws its visitors to something different that you can’t find elsewhere.
- Prague Zoo. This is the biggest and the most visited zoo of the Czech Republic which is located in Prague. It boasts the largest number of animals. You can find the unique Przewalski horse here, to which the Zoo keeps the international studbook. There is a children’s zoo, where children can move freely among small animals, and the Africa pavilion. The Indonesian Jungle is the newest attraction.
Location: U Trojského zámku 3/120
171 00 Praha 7
Nearby sights: Prague Botanical Garden, Troja Chateau, Trojsky Zamek
Nearby hotels: Hotel Forrest, Hotel International Prague, Villa Schwaiger
Official website: https://www.zoopraha.cz/en
Tel.: +420) 296 112 230
- Liberec Zoo. The oldest Czech Zoo is located in Liberec. It was established in 1919 and served also as a wintering place for circuses in that time. Nowadays the zoo is one of the most modern zoos in the Czech Republic. There are more than 170 animal species on 13 hectares of land. This zoo boasts the largest breeding group of chimpanzees in the Czech Republic and a breeding group of the Somali wild ass. It is the first in Europe with regard to this species. However, its greatest attraction is the white tiger, which is a rare form of Bengal tiger. The Liberec Zoo is the only zoo in the Czech Republic to keep these tigers.
Location: Lidove sady 425/1, Liberec 460 01
Nearby sights: Liberec Botanical Garden, Jested Aerial Cableway, Liberec Town Hall
Nearby hotels: Milenium Apartments, Apartma SunGarden Liberec, Residence Salvia
Official website: http://www.zooliberec.cz/en
Tel.: +420 487 377 110
- Safari in Dvur. Located in Hradec Kralove, the zoo is famous for its African Safari and is the only one in the Czech Republic offering this activity. From May to the end of September you can ride through the zoological garden, which keeps the largest number of African animals in Europe, in specially modified safari buses among the animals, which roam loose in large enclosures. You can even stay in the Safari Hotel, which is located within the zoo.
Location: Stefanikova 1029, Dvur Kralove nad Labem 54401
Nearby sights: Adrspach-Teplice Rocks, Snezka, White Tower
Nearby hotels: Hotel Safari, Penzion Za Vodou, Hotel Central
Official website: http://www.zoodvurkralove.cz/en/
- Ohrada Zoo. It is located in the South Bohemian town of Hluboka nad Vltavou. The Zoo specializes primarily in keeping small and medium-sized animal species. You can see European fallow deer, brown bears and wolves here. Ohrada Zoo’s main attraction is its river otters. The swimming areas have a large window, so you can observe them under water. The waterfowl exhibition, American Corner and Australian Corner are also very interesting.
Location: Hluboka nad Vltavou, South Bohemia
Nearby sights: Old Town, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square
Nearby hotels: Wellness Hotel Diamant, Podhrad, Parkhotel Hluboka Nad Vltavou
Official website: http://www.zoohluboka.cz/
Tel.: 387 002 211