The Prague Zoo is located near the center of Prague. It was opened in 1931 and during its more than 80 years of existence it has become one of the most prestigious zoos in the world. Today, after the Prague Castle, it is the second most visited tourist destination in the Czech Republic.
There are 4,600 animals belonging to 680 species in the Prague Zoo. On 58 hectares you can walk through 12 unique pavilions and over 150 expositions. The children will be delighted by the Bororo Reservation, the Obora Observation Tower, the cable car, the tram, the train, the paddling pool and the Children’s Zoo. The pride of the Prague Zoo is the Elephant Valley, where visitors can watch a large herd of Indian elephants. Exceptional is also the Velemlokárium, which can be seen the
largest amphibians of the world – critically endangered Chinese salamanders – and the attention is home to the African House with an adjacent large meadow inhabited by antelope and giraffe herds.
Prague Zoo offers other places of interest. Among them, for example, the Gorilla Pavilion with the only breeding group of gorillas in the Czech Republic, Čambal representing one of the most endangered crocodiles in the world – gavials, or a giant
greenhouse with a demonstration of the South-eastern rainforest and its inhabitants – the Indonesian jungle pavilion.