Szeged Zoo, Szeged

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  • Pleasant relaxation for those who love nature, not just for children. A well-kept park with animals from around the world, grouped by geographic location. It was an experience so over 50.
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  • Szeged zoo is a great place for everyone who like animals and walking a lot under the trees :-) it's good program for little or big children as well. There are lots of cute animals :-)  more »
  • Heat wave instead of cool wind blew in the morning. A quick redesign after we got to the game preserve is now second to Szeged. Once again I really liked. In the latter days of the 40-degree kánikulája szagában is not at all the animals. No stinky smell or visszataszíto. There are many free program was, like every day. We could spend a cockroach, snake, we saw seals in their stunts. The authorization at the port of entry, not the up lifting the buffets. Crack for many hours, full day family program. I can only recommend to everyone!
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  • A lot of animals. It's a nice place to visit in Szeged
  • The zoo is split into five geographical regions of the world according to the animals native land, namely: Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and South America. As you walk around, which may take between two and four hours (depending on whether or not you are a family, interested in viewing every animal and/or like viewing every description board), it is very important to investigate every nook and cranny of the zoo because what looks like a shed, storage room or empty pathway usually has an enclosure of some sort. Certain bird and reptile houses are examples, but also certain areas of the Europe zone too. So look everywhere, basically. As you walk around you instantly see well looked after, clean, animals that have plenty of space to move around. The park itself is also very clean and tidy with facilities such as toilets (for people with disabilities too), parenting rooms, snack bars, park benches/seats and children's playgrounds. I found the snack bars a tad expensive, and even if you say "the zoo has to make money somehow" I do not think families would agree; especially as I noticed that many local families bought drinks and sandwiches with them. The 3pm seals show is a favourite, so make sure you arrive early for a space in the crowd TIP: Hold the map as landscape so that Asia is on your right. Also, as there are not too many arrow signs (directions) as you walk around it is best too follow the Paw Prints! I think the zoo did this on purpose so you get a feeling of exploration, and I think it works beautifully. Great idea. THE ANIMALS As said above: The animals are well looked after and clean, living in modern, natural and spacious enclosures. With 600 specimens from about 140 species it must be a huge and difficult task to keep the zoo at such a high level of maintenance. For this, the zoo must be congratulated. Some of the animals sleep during the afternoon while others are difficult to spot in their enclosures either because they are too far away (their enclosure is huge) or hidden within the greenery/trees. So I highly recommend you take a zoom lens camera with you if you can. Digital Cameras are okay, but you will get better results from a dedicated zoom lens camera. Another problem with taking photos is the wired fences around the enclosures. Sometimes a digital camera's 'auto-focus' mode picks up the wired fence as the foreground whereby it blurs out the animal(s). So poke your digital camera's lens through the wire if/when possible for better results. Some of the rarer animals and creatures of Szeged zoo include the cute meerkats! Among the animals are curiosities such as the wolverine, bat eared fox, North Chinese leopard, Chinese water deer, silvery marmoset, red-cheeked gibbon, giant anteater, maned wolf and jackal as well as the old favourites such as giraffes, monkeys, lions, cheetah, tigers, birds, insects and reptiles (including the Taranchula). No elephants though. That is the nice thing about Szeged zoo though. It has unique, unseen, animals as well as old favourites, which makes it a worthwhile trip just for this reason alone. IN CONCLUSION Although the zoo caters for everyone including single people and couples, I would say the zoo is best enjoyed as a family/friends with young children or as a group tour; preferably on a hot day. There is nothing about the zoo that states 'no single people' or 'no couples' of course, but on my visit the majority of visitors were either with family or a group. On top of this I would recommend taking one the zoo's guided tours or special programmes. They have an 'evening zoo tour' for example that is held once every summer month. Unfortunately, like many other Hungarian attractions, all the zoo description boards were in Hungarian only. The names of the actual animals, insects, etc were written in German, English and Spanish for example but not the main description. If they would of been in English for example I would of enjoyed the trip even more. With that said: the animals etc are the main attraction of course, so the descriptions are secondary.
  • Amazing... my 2.5yo daughter liked it a lot
  • Perfect place to spend a nice Sunday evening with the kids and family
  • Nice place, wide area, long alleys, many animals. Not bad.

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