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Prague Zoo, Prague

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Prague Zoo occupies a wooded area on the right bank of the Vltava River. Home to nearly 5,000 animals from almost 700 different species, the park offers you a chance to come face-to-face with giraffes, gorillas, polar bears, tigers, and red pandas. Although the park shelters over 130 species listed as critically endangered, its most important possession may be a herd of rare Przewalski’s horses, native to the steppes of central Asia. Stop by to see the descendants of the last Przewalski's horse caught in the wild, and discover other highlights of this animal sanctuary by taking a guided ride on the zoo's miniature cable car. Put Prague Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Prague holiday planner.
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  • Interestingly most of the visitors seem to be foreign tourists. There is a baby gorilla and two baby elephants which were quite nice to see.  more »
  • Don't hesitate - visit the Prague Zoo! Inside you can take a train to visit some of the animals that are far from the entrance. Or you can take the lift to go on the top of the mountain - great experi...  more »
  • It was a rainy day but that did not dampen our spirits. The hippos were spectacular. You could see them up close. The eliphants were a bit timid that day but the facilities were impressive and cleaned...  more »
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  • Huge zoo, can easily spend an entire day wandering around. Very impressive variety of birds here. So if you're into that, you'll love this place. However, most of the enclosures seemed a bit too small for the birds, they aren't given any space to fly. Could improve on exhibition of animals. A lot of the exhibits had too much vegetation and you spend most of your time playing hide and seek. I understand that this might be more comfortable for the animal, but perhaps giving them a private space with a live feed webcam could be a better way to give them some privacy. Food options in the zoo are quite limited, most of the kiosks sell the same thing. That being said, the food is quite affordable, not hiked up too much from prices outside!
  • Awesome! It's huge, animals are well kept and the is a ton of things to see! Prepare to walk a lot, it took us about 4 hours to see everything. Get comfortable shoes :) Some animals can get really close too you, cave with free flying bats and aviaries are fantastic. You can get some food there and it's not that expensive. Very child friendly. Highly recommended!
  • I hated this part of our holiday. I cannot believe there are ANY 5 star reviews but there are dozens. The enclosures are so small. We saw elephants grouped around one small tree trying to get some shade. Wolves with NOWHERE to run. I saw the conditions, the lack of space, the birds with net above them about 8 foot high and I put invisible blinkers on my eyes, didn't look to either side and walked out as fast as I could. I am not a huge sentimentalist and I am not a soppy animal owner - but I cried !!!
  • Always slightly uncomfortable about animals in cages, but the enclosures at Prague zoo are larger than in many other places, and the animals seem well treated. This is a very big place with a lot to do for kids. Take a map to avoid getting lost. The furnicular is a good way of getting up and down the hill (cost CZK 25, you need coins). Some signs are also in English. Note that parking can be tricky, and it's very expensive, so if possible use public transport.
  • Awesome ZOO, well-kept animals, a lot of various species. Great organisation of a detached parking lot and bus transportation. The quasi-restaurants and bistros inside with endless queues and all fried are a big shame. Walk time to just have a look ~4-6 hours. To really see everything in detail, I would assume a couple of days.

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As one of Europe’s main tourist destinations, Prague offers a selection of accommodations to match its popularity, from luxury hotels to very affordable hostels. For an authentic Prague experience, stay at one of the guesthouses or boutique hotels housed inside the city's historical buildings. You'll find many lodgings concentrated around the most popular sightseeing areas, such as the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and Prague Castle, but there are also a good number of them in other neighborhoods. The best way to make Prague feel like home is to rent a fully furnished apartment.
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