Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo is a zoo in Prague, Czech Republic. It was opened in 1931 with the goal to "advance the study of zoology, protect wildlife, and educate the public" in the district of Troja in the north of Prague. In 2012, the zoo occupied 58 hectares (143 acres) and housed about 4,800 animals that represented more than 690 species, including 133 species listed as critically endangered.

Prague Zoological Garden has contributed significantly to saving Przewalski's horse. For many years it was the biggest breeder of the species in the world. In 2007 Forbes Traveler Magazine listed Prague ZOO as the 7th best Zoo in the world; in 2014 TripAdvisor listed it as the 7th best zoo in the world according to the reviews of its users in the last 12 months.

Prague Zoo is the most visited zoological garden in the Czech Republic. Annual visitor numbers are around 1.3 million.

Over the course of 4 or 5 hours you should be able to cover most areas. Animals range from penguins, sea lions, lions, tigers and elephants to Markhor and Ibex - superbly held in mountain enclosures. Giraffes also have a huge valley to roam through.

Prague Zoo is well worth a visit, not just for the animals, but also for the pleasant countryside.