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Zagreb Zoo, Zagreb

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Inside one of the city's main parks, Zagreb Zoo houses exotic animals. Set on 7 hectares (17 acres) of parkland and a network of lakes, the zoo contains more than 2,200 animals. Keep an eye out for some of the zoo's rarer residents, including the oryx, okapi, Bactrian camel, and the highly endangered snow leopard. Be sure to check the zoo's online schedule of events for information about temporary exhibits and special activities. This zoo opened in 1925, so some of the enclosures are a bit dated. Add Zagreb Zoo and other attractions to your Zagreb trip itinerary using our Zagreb vacation planner .
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  • Nice place for spend 2-3 ours in Zagreb. Children will enjoy it. Advice: buy Ledo, the best Croatian ice cream with special (low) price)  more »
  • Just outside the city centre, easily accessible by public transport, within the Maksimir Park is the Zagreb zoo. Admission is 30 kn, but on Monday, the price of the ticket is reduced to 20 kn. The zoo is very large and includes several species of animals and habitat. Some rooms are suitable for animals that are home to others are a little cramped. Turns out to be a pleasant nature walk. The only negative was laancanza by a signposted route to follow, so you are likely to miss the sights or to retrace the same path several times.
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  • When I was last time at the Zoo, I was surprised with newly built facilities prior to and at the zoo itself is very, very positive! First, the entire Visual is now much higher value, secondly, security for the guests and animals increased in my opinion. Definitely recommended... Not only because I otherwise love to Zagreb!
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  • nice walk (can spent there more than 3 hours), many educational spots/ opportunities. good for kids. bring some water:-)
  • Been here during winter. Kids loved it. Variety of animals well kept and certain areas were under upgrade - improvements. Enough staff to help if required. Recommended.
  • The best one of three Zoos in Croatia. Located in the southern part of the most beautiful park in Zagreb - "Maksimir" on 70.000 m2. Is home of 2225 animals from 275 species from all continents. Very well maintained and organised. The city invest a lot of funds in new attractions annually. A perfect getaway from the busy city life in Zagreb.
  • Not a great fan of the ZOOs in general, but I was there after some time. Everything is refurbished and a lot of things are new. The best thing is petting zoo for kids to really touch and play with animals (goats, rabbits, sheep, piglets). And funny signs like this at the glass around sea lions. :)
  • Modernized zoo is the place to bring your kids if you are in Zagreb. It is not only aimed to sightseeing but also educational place with the interactive and creative panels which give you interesting information about animal species, nature and our biosphere. The staff is very kind, prices are reasonable and it is great experience overall.

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Lodging in Croatia's capital Zagreb maintains a high standard, with many centrally located hotels offering significant weekend discounts on their finest rooms. Hostels remain the most affordable option for budget-minded travelers visiting for a day or two, providing small but neat rooms only steps away from the city's most popular bars, clubs, and restaurants. For something a bit quieter, look for self-catering apartments and guesthouses in the city's residential neighborhoods, where you can park for free and get a good night's sleep.
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