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Brno Zoo

 
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The zoo is located in Bystrc in the area of the Mniší Mountains on the slope of an oak and beech forest about 5 kilometers from the center.It is accessible by a tram in front of the entrance to the parking lot.The area offers many refreshments and souvenirs.

The zoo covers a total of 65 hectares.

The Brno Zoo was founded in 1950 and opened three years later. The attendance of the garden is over 220,000 visitors per year.

The Brno Zoo specialized in African sub ungulates.The zoo took part in reintroducing antelope addax into Moroccan nature.They take care of disabled animals of Czech fauna and work as a shelter for abandoned animals.They participate in European breeding programs of EEP. The zoo shelters types listed in the Red Data Book of endangered animals and types endangered in Czech Republic.

Among the most well-known types that we can find there are the grey parrot, Bengal tiger, Ceylon leopard.

When visiting Brno, don’t miss the big African sub ungulates roaming free or the aquarium exhibition in the center of town.

A rarity in the Brno Zoo is the pavilion of the Tropical Kingdom.The zoo offers a big exposition of typical species in tropical environments of the animal and plant kingdoms from Madagascar, the Amazon, Africa and other regions.It has the best exposition of this kind in the country, corresponding with its complex conception of Western European standards.You will see animals and plants living together in one area.The safari exposition is also the most extensive in the country.

 

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Added: 01.01.2010
 
 
 

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