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“"The Zookeeper's Wife"”
Review of Warszawskie Zoo

Warszawskie Zoo
Ranked #37 of 373 things to do in Warsaw
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Warsaw Zoological Garden!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Because of another review on here that mentioned the book The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, I read the book before we came to the zoo. It's about how Jan and Antonia were able to save 300 Jews by hiding them in the zoo during WWII. It's a wonderful book, and a true story. You can see the house where they lived not far from the main entrance, inside the zoo. I'm pretty sure it was on the right side, near the birds.

The zoo itself is average. Some of the enclosures were nice and natural-looking, but some were still old wire cages. It isn't huge, so it won't take you all day, but not so small that you feel like you didn't get your money's worth. It can be horribly hot inside the buildings, but there is lots of shade outside, and lots of benches. The penguin feeding was quite entertaining.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

The Zoo is easily accessed via public transport and is set among gorgeous parkland which looked stunning as the leaves were just starting to return.

Great value for money (compared to our zoo back home) and a wide variety of animals to see. We particularly enjoyed the monkeys and sloths. The animals are well cared for.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Nice zoo. Nothing like San Diego Zoo but they do have a lot of animals. the "open air" spaces the animals have seem kind of small. They cannot really roam around. You have a good view of many of the animals although some look a little sad. Get there early. the line builds up quickly to get in. You can bring your own snacks or lunch and picnic inside or outside the gates (in the small park across the street).

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

If you are an animal fan, you have probably seen better zoos, not to mention seeing wildlife during safaris.

Thank szynka
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We visited in March 2013 when the weather was bitterly cold, but we thought we would try the zoo as we like watching the animals. There were few animals outside and most of the cafes were closed (there were coin-operated vending machines for hot drinks), but there was plenty to see inside, which was good considering the outdoor temperature! Some animal areas were closed. One thing that could be improved is the signage as by the end we were not sure how much of the zoo we had seen (we were not given a map when we paid our entrance fee). Some of the inside animal areas seemed a bit small. We spent the morning at the zoo, so during the Summer we suspect it would be easy to spend the whole day looking around.

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