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“Krakow Zoo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny)

Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny)
ul. Kasy OszczednoSci Miasta Krakowa 14, Krakow 30-232, Poland
+48 12 425 35 51
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Ranked #37 of 246 things to do in Krakow
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Krakow Zoo’s 17 hectares (42 acres) accommodate more than 1,400 animals. Its most prized residents include herds of pygmy hippopotamus and Przewalski horses, Somali wild ass, Pere David's deer, barasingha, South American tapir, white camel, South American sea lions, several species of wild cats and rare antelopes such as addax, eastern bongo and waterbuck.
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“Krakow Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

good zoo...worth a visit...second time for me in two visits to poland...

Visited June 2012
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“Definately worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It's slightly outside town but definately worth visiting. I'm not really a zoo person but really enjoyed it. The grounds are well laid out, the animals seem well cared for and there was quite a lot to see. There is a walk that you can do from the Zoo to Cracs Mound which is through a wood. When you walk up the Mound you get fantatic views of the city and surrounding countryside. A great day out.

Visited August 2011
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Tampere, Finland
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“Great zoo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Really nice place with lots of animals, a lot to see. Highly recommended. I think the animals looked healthy and lively. This was much much bigger place than I thought and the fee for entry was really small. The easiest and cheapest way to get there is to take bus number 134 which leaves next to Hotel Cracovia on Kaluzy street and gets you to the zoo's gates. It is the last stop, so you don't have to wonder when to leave the bus. Tickets to the bus can be bought inside the bus from a ticket machine, I think it was 3,40 PLN, so it is cheap. The machine was easy to use and there was instructions at least in english and polish, and it took almost all coins and even gave change. The bus ride didn't take long, propably something like 20 minutes and the bus was really comfortable. The buses leave often, I think it was normally every 30 minutes and on holidays every 15 minutes or something. Of course you can get back to Kaluzy street by the same bus which leaves from the same gate of the zoo.

Visited June 2012
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“VILE!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

horrific, animals look unwell, especially the lions and the monkeys. Alot of the cages were empty, more than likely because the animals had died. Poorly treated, not enough shade and hiding places for them, and they looked miserable. Small cages and no where near a match to their natural habbitat. Terrible zoo, and really got me against captivity seeing how miserable these animals were!

Visited April 2012
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“What a find.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Went to this zoo in Summer by bus. Only the one bus and picks up at the cracovia football ground. Drops you at the door of the zoo. Be prepared as it is a long walk around all the facilties. It is no H&S mad like the UK and if you want to lose a hand you could touch the animals in places (not recommended). The range and quality is wonderful and I would def recommend a visit. Hpowever take a pack lunch as the queues for food and drink can get stupid. There is lots of picnic areas with kids play grounds. The Tigers are amazing along with Alexander Mercat!

Visited June 2011
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