Prague Zoo

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Most tourists to Prague arrive with the desire to take advantage of the city's numerous sightseeing options. Prague, however, also offers excellent experiences for all animal lovers. In the city's Troja suburb, next to its gorgeous eponymous Chateau (Zámek Troja), one of the most extraordinary zoological gardens in the world is ready to welcome nature-loving visitors. Prague Zoo, over the years, gradually constructed the current total of 12 pavilions and over 150 exhibits.


When visiting Prague, be sure to check out the zoo! The Prague Zoo is a world-renowned facility home to over 4,000 animals from 650 species. Prague zoo is located in the Troja district and is easily accessible by public transportation. However, Prague Zoo is much more than just a place to see animals. The zoo is actively involved in research and conservation efforts and is a leader in the care and breeding of endangered species. The zoo also offers educational programs and has a children's petting zoo. 

What to see at Prague Zoo

  • Female Western Lowland Gorilla 'Bikira' was chosen as the most famous animal in the Czech Republic. She is the zoo's shining star you can't miss out on visiting. 
  • The Elephant Valley at the Prague Zoo is the place to go if you are interested in seeing elephants, which are massive but kind and docile creatures. The Asian elephant Shanti is an artist, so be sure to check out her work while you are there. When the staff found out about her artistic abilities, she gained instant fame, and her abstract paintings were even shown in galleries, where some of them were sold for exorbitant prices. 
  • The Giant Salamander House in Prague Zoo is home to some of the zoo's other fascinating residents. 
  • Inside the Hippo Pavilion, you will find another gentle giant of the Prague Zoo. Slávek, a 3.5-ton hippo born in captivity, is a gentle giant. 
  • This garden is the only place in Europe to house Asiatic lions who have made the long journey from their native India to the zoo. They are the zoo's many notable achievements. Come see them at the Cat and Reptile Pavilion.
  • 'Pat the lesser panda' and his girlfriend 'Maria' delivered the zoo's first-ever panda child, so if you are looking for a dose of adorableness, you should definitely check them out. 
  • Przewalski's horse and all other wild horse species became extinct during the second half of the 20th century. The Prague Zoo is responsible for maintaining this horse's genetic purity. This zoo is your opportunity to have a look at these rare species. 
  • Eat at a nearby restaurant named Salabka, which serves one of the finest cuisines.
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Address of Prague Zoo

U Trojského zámku 120/3, Prague, Czech Republic

Opening & Closing time of Prague Zoo

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday