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Zoo Warszawa, Warsaw

Zoo Warszawa, Warsaw (must see)

Spread over a vast area of 40 hectares (99 acres) in central Warsaw, the city zoo sees around 1,000,000 visitors annually, making it one of the busiest zoos in Europe. It is home to over 4,200 animals representing more than 500 species.

This garden was founded in 1928 to house native animals of Poland such as storks, brown bears and otters. Now you can also find many exotic animal species such as the Rothschild giraffes, African elephants, gibbons, Indian rhinoceros, reptiles, birds, and tropical fish.

During the winter, most of the animals are kept indoors. When they are outdoors, visitors can see them from runways. You will find a number of birds running around. These birds live in the aviaries and ponds. There is a main aviary where almost all birds can be found. A part of this aviary features the only “Hall of Free Flight” in Poland.

Do not miss out the modern pavilion designed in the new building especially for apes. Here you will find two young male gorillas and a group of chimpanzees. New pavilions are constructed with lifts and ramps to accommodate physically challenged guests.

After you spend time with the animals, you can eat and refresh yourself at any of the several restaurants at the zoo. Children enjoy the “Fairytale Zoo” located at the center. They are allowed to stroke animals and feed them apples and carrots. A trip to Warsaw is definitely incomplete without a visit to the famous Zoological Garden.

Why You Should Visit:
Hundreds of species of animals in spacious surroundings; the zoo itself feels like one of the many parks in the city. Prices are very low, so it is worthwhile.

Tip:
Get a map before you start. Roads are tangled and it is easy to miss some animals while seeing something else twice.
Going early in the day may not be the best idea, especially if it's really hot. Better to go in the afternoon when the cooler environment allows animals to roam around. It's also worth remembering that tropical animals usually hide inside in winter.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-3:30pm / 9am-4pm on Sat & Holidays (Dec, Jan); 9am-4pm (Feb, Nov); 9am-5pm (Mar, Oct); 9am-6pm (Apr-Sep) / 9am-7pm on Sat & Holidays (May-Sep)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Zoo Warszawa
Sight Location: Warsaw, Poland
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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