Zoo in Wrocław

The Zoo in Wrocław was created in 1865 and had a dozen hectares of surface. In the 50s of the 20th century it became twice bigger. Today on 33 ha live 10,502 animals, 11,382 species.

ZOO in Wrocław is the oldest and the richest in fauna in Poland. It is possible to see the animals from every continent and environments, for example in Madagascar, Sahara or Europe Pavillons.

For many years the Zoo was directed by Hanna and Antoni Gucwińscy, who used to talk about the inhabitants of the Zoo in the programme "With camera among animals" (Z kamerą wśród zwierząt). Since 2007 the Zoo has been directed by Radosław Ratajczak.

In the last few years many new enclosures have been built, for example for bears and wolves. There are also new animals, among which very rare species like okapi.

The youngest visitors of the Zoo can see:

– feeding of the animals: in summer - from April to October, in winter - from November to March; some animals in the yard can be fed by visitors. The food can be bought in the machines;

– pony riding for children in summer on the Ranch; for children under the age of 10;

– feeding can be watched everyday, the Zoo is open all year long, also on holidays. The hours of feeding:

Plan feedings demonstration in Zoo Wrocław - from October 2016 to April 2017

  • 11am - Nile hippos (Afrykarium)
  • 11am - Yellow baboons
  • 12am - Seals (weekends and holidays)
  • 12.00 - Mureny (Afrykarium w środy i niedziele)
  • 12pm - Moray eels (Afrykarium on Wednesdays and Sundays)
  • 12pm and 3pm - Brown fur seals (Afrykarium outside enclosure)
  • 12.30pm - Manatees (Afrykarium)
  • 1pm - Sharks (Afrykarium "big screen" on Mondays and Fridays)
  • 1pm - Echidnas - washing and weighing (Monkey enclosure on Tuesdays)
  • 2pm - African penguins (outside enclosure Afrykarium)
  • 2pm - Reindeers
  • 3pm - Piranhas or stingrays(Aquarium on weekends) ZOO Wrocław reserves the right to change the hours of feeding or to cancel them

Summer season

  • 11am - Nile hippos (Afrykarium)
  • 11am - Yellow baboons
  • 12pm - Birds (Aviary)
  • 12pm - Moray eels (Afrykarium on Wednesdays and Sundays)
  • 12pm and 3pm - Brown fur seals (Afrykarium outside enclosure)
  • 12.30pm - Manatees (Afrykarium)
  • 1pm - Komodo dragons (Terrarium on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
  • 1pm - Sharks (Afrykarium "big screen" on Mondays and Fridays)
  • 1pm - Echidnas - washing and weighing (Monkey enclosure on Tuesdays)
  • 2pm - African penguins (outside enclosure Afrykarium)
  • 2pm - Reindeers
  • 3pm - Piranhas or stingrays(Aquarium on weekends) ZOO Wrocław reserves the right to change the hours of feeding or to cancel them

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