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Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny)

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Address: ul. Kasy OszczednoSci Miasta Krakowa 14, Krakow 30-232, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 425 35 51
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Krakow Zoo’s 17 hectares (42 acres) accommodate more than 1,400 animals....

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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Pleasant little zoo

Visited whilst passing on a cycling trip. As far as zoos go this is an ok one. Most of the animals have decently sizes enclosures. I liked the giraffes and otters best - they all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited whilst passing on a cycling trip. As far as zoos go this is an ok one. Most of the animals have decently sizes enclosures. I liked the giraffes and otters best - they all seemed pretty happy with themselves. The otters were very playful and were tumbling round their enclosure.

Thank MrsMac3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we visit the zoo on every trip to krakow. we have seen it grow since our first visit...only a small zoo but we'll set out and accessible...bus trip to get there is great...still a work in progress but always worth a visit....we will be back.

1 Thank Karen H
Warszawa, Polska
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

That was a very challenging trip - a bus full of parents with baby trolleys (both up and down the hill). Zoo is rather far from the city, on a hill, in the middle of nowhere. It's a very nice, green and pleasant place to be. It's arranged well, and it takes about 2hrs to see everything (for an adult,... More 

Thank Grzegorz J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Went here today for my birthday and we weren't disappointed! After seeing reviews of the huge hill you had to walk up I was dreading it, however we got a taxi and it took it right outside the entrance (also there is quite a lot of parking up near the entrance) We paid 18 zloty each with is around £4!... More 

1 Thank klr919
Krakow, Poland
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327 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

In comparison with another zoo in Silesia, zoo in Cracow seems to be small. But thanks to that you don't have to walk miles from one enclosure to another.

Thank Basia K
Kielce, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Zoological Garden is located outside the city center. Its not big and located in forest. Parking space is located about 1 kilometer from entrance and You have to pay 15 zł. If You use stroller You have to have some power because to reach entrance You have to go up. There are some popular animals and some rare too. For... More 

Thank JakubCK
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We visited Krakow zoo and was first shocked by its location. The zoo is nowhere the city center of the city and i think it is a bit of a stretch to call it Krakow zoo full stop. When we visited there was a lot of restoration/improvement works going on. It is clear this zoo is run down as many... More 

Thank Ross P
Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Parking is located 1km away from entrance to the Zoo. Cost for parking (no asphalt surface) is 15PLN (=4 EUR) for entrance. There is no dedicated bus going to Zoo, but city owned only. That one came overloaded, so we had to climb up steep hill for about 15-20 minutes, on rocky path through forest. Inside of the Zoo there... More 

2 Thank Igor_CZ
Minsk, Belarus
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This place exceeded our expectations. There is a parking space close to entrance which costs 15zl per hour. This place is definitely worth visiting.

Thank vadim_feelsgood
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8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

When I finally got to the zoo, which is miles away from any existence, I saw what simply looked like a building site. Unfortunately it seemed to all be under construction which I suppose is good for the future as it desperately needs renovation. There was probably 10 members of the public walking around and a lack of animals to... More 

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