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Miskolc Zoo and Culture Park
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Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Miskolc
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Miskolc Zoo and Cultural Park opened on 20th August 1983. Our zoo is located in a 21 hectare hornbeam-oak forest connected to the Bükk National Park, this way we can also present the rich flora and fauna of the Bükk Mountains. Written records prove that King Louis the Great had established a royal game preserve in the Csanyik valley in 1355, therefore our zoo is considered to be Hungary’s oldest animal holding place. The zoo is home to around 700 specimens of nearly 130 species and varieties. Visitors can also meet the residents of a typical forest of the Carpathian Basin, the exotic animals of far away continents and native domestic animals that have become curiosities nowadays. Besides presenting animals to visitors, we would also like to draw attention to the small wonders of nature surrounding us. An educational pathway was created for this purpose to exhibit the natural values of our immediate environment. Our zoo also takes part in international breeding programmes that have made it possible for animals extinct in the wild to survive in zoos. A unique initiative was to establish a conservation statue park with life-size bronze statues of animals commemorating the species’ that became extinct as a result of human activity. Our zoo endeavours to join in the popularization of conservation and animal protection and to help environmental education reach all ages, especially the rising generations. The forest environment of Miskolc Zoo is an excellent place to make friends with nature.
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Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

very interesting and had loads of fun my daughter loved it and was nice to see type of entertainment in miskolc

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Miskolc, Hungary
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“Good for a walk”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

If the weather is nice and you just want to spend about 2 hours in a natural place this zoo at west end of Miskolc is good for that. There are animals not only from Europe but also from other regions of the world: monkeys, tigers, parrots, kangaroos, wolfs, bears, deers, etc. You can walk in a forestry from one exhibition to the other and enjoy excellent fresh air.

Visited October 2012
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Bukkszek, Hungary
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“An inexpensive afternoon out but needs updating”
Reviewed March 15, 2011

My wife and I decided to visit Miskolc zoo recently as it's not too far from where we live.We originally wanted to visit Nyiregyhaza zoo but didn't have time.
We finally arrived at the zoo after losing the directions at one point....one minute there were signs, the next there weren't which is not great when you're at a T-junction.
The setting is very pleasant, surrounded by forests and the entry fee was only 980 huf (about £3).
It was a fairly cold day and there was still quite a lot of snow on the ground which hadn't been cleared from the footpaths within the zoo, this made things very slippery in places.
There was a good selection of animals for a small zoo and many of the enclosures were very visitor friendly. Not only do they have animals from several continents, they also have several species found in the forests of Hungary such as wild boar, mouflon and deer. The management are in the process of developing some of the enclosures. Unfortunately some of the older enclosures are far too small for the animals within. The tiger exhibit held 3 tigers and was just a small mud bath. They had no stimulation and merely wandered around the perimiter in an anticlockwise direction. Other animals in very small enclosures were the wolves, fox and panthers.
Overall we enjoyed our afternoon but we'd have rather paid a little more money and know that more was being done for the long-term wellbeing of the animals there with larger pens and more stimulation. This is a very old-style zoo and not in keeping with modern expectations. Would we recommend this zoo? Yes, it is great for children and the more people visit the more likely the enclosures will be improved which will be better for the animals.
Contact details:
Miskolc 3535
(00 36 - 46)332 121

Visited February 2011
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