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“Great little 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 #36 of 233 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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“Great little zoo.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We visited Krakow zoo in the afternoon and got there on the 134 bus which stopped very close to our hotel and only took 15 minutes. You get the same bus back into Krakow centre so it's very easy to get to. Entry was only 18zl and we would have paid for an English guide had there been one. There was also no map provided so we just wandered around the zoo until we found a large map towards the rear of the park, although all in Polish.

The zoo itself may be small but it has a fantastic range of animals. We saw some animals that we have never seen before in other zoos and a huge range of cats, including sand cats an jungle cats which were new to us. The jaguar also had cubs which were lovely to see. The nocturnal house was very good too, again containing species I had never seen represented in other zoos such as the sugar glider and the kinkajou.

As we visited later in the afternoon, arriving at the zoo about 2 o'clock, we caught feeding time for most of the animals, including all of the cats. This was great as all of the animals were then more active.

The zoo is set in beautiful surroundings and the woods were stunning for our visit, making for some of the most amazing scenery I've seen at any zoo.

If you have a spare morning or afternoon then this is definitely worth a visit for every animal lover, not just families.

Visited October 2013
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“Not Bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

For the money, Krakow Zoo is not a bad place to visit. When we visited, they were in the middle of renovations so there were a lot of vehicles moving around, but this didn't distract too much from the wide variety of animals they had. Brilliant!

Visited September 2013
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“Great Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I really enjoyed myself at Krakow Zoo. It is not huge which means you can walk around it at a leisurely pace quite easily, yet there is a wide enough variety of animals to qualify it as a zoo. We saw elephants, big cats, zebras, camels, primates, nocturnal creatures, fish, lizards, petting animals and meerkats! Unfortunately we did not see any giraffes as they are currently having a new home built for them. The park was very quiet and clean and seemed to be well managed.

Entrance was 18 zl and we got there by the 134 bus from the Stadium (which is a little way out of town and can be reached by the 502 bus or others I cant remember). It would be nicer for tourists if there was a bus service from the Old Town rather than the suburbs. If there is an englsh guide book for sale at the entrance I would recommend buying it as the only english information available inside the zoo is the common name of the species.

Visited September 2013
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“Good for a day trip out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I decided to go to Krakow Zoo for a day trip, just to get out of the city. I got the no.134 bus outside Cracovia Stadium, it drops you right at the zoo and you catch the bus back from the same place. It cost 18zl entrance adult, the zoo is set in beautiful gardens. Most of the exhibits are outdoors in the natural setting of the surrounding Wolski Forest. There are lots of different birds, brightly coloured pheasants, parrots. flamingos, black swans, other species whose names I can't remember. I especially love the Meerkats, they are so funny and I like the fact that one is so close to most of the animals. Wolves, big cats, small cats ,chimps, elephants, camels, lamas, the list is endless, some animals I had never seen before. It takes a while to get around as there is so much to see. There is also a petting zoo for the kids, with donkeys, ponies, sheep, goats . Other smaller creatures are housed inside.
If your feeling hungry then plenty of snack bars to choose from. There are also walking trails you can follow through the forest if you have time to spare. A great day out!

Visited August 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

It is beautiful and located on the top of a hill. A nice hide away from the sun on a hot day. Bus 134 from Cracovia will take you to the entrance. There are lots of animals, especially birds, but also a night house with reptiles, bats, and monkeys, 'big cats' and elephants. The living spaces of the animals were rather small in my opinion, especially compared to the ones in my country and other ones I have been. Some big animals were walking around in circles on a small piece of land (like the panther) and that was kinda sad. Too bad that there are no English text on the information signs.

Visited August 2013
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