The Košice Zoo is a zoo in Košice, Slovakia in the local city part of Kavečany. Encompassing, it is the largest zoo in Slovakia and the third largest in Europe, though visitors are allowed only in about one third of this area. The zoo hosts about 170,000 visitors each year.Plan to see ZOO Košice and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kosice day trip site.
Construction of the zoo started in 1979, and the zoo opened to the public in 1985 with only 23 species. A petting zoo was opened for children in 2000.
Animals at the zoo are mostly from Europe and Asia, though the zoo does keep some exotic species. The zoo keeps 240 species including brown bear, lynx, emu, parrots, tamarins, raccoons, turtles, tortoises, zebras, camels, goats, horses, antelopes, lions, tigers, bison, and hippos.
Over the years, the zoo has been successful in breeding the hucul horse. Having birthed 82 foals, since 1996 the zoo has been returning some of its animals to the general gene pool of the species. The zoo includes an 11ha off-visitor area for the horses to roam.
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I have been to the zoo several times as I enjoy the setting, the cleanliness and how well the animals are looked after. It is well worth a visit. more »
Busses goes out to the zoo We decide to take taxi from hilton hotel Its around 15 min so not to far away This is a massive zoo areal way So yes put good shoes on You need it Areal yes massive but at..... more »
Very nice and well maintained ZOO, live feeding of animals, kids loved the Dino Park, lot of stalls with food. We were able to spend there 6 hours without getting bored...great for family day out :))))
This ZOO is not to bad situated, its big place for walking or trip. Some animals are no present for some reason or issue and in some places are less animals to see. The surprise was when we seen a newly built climbing section for children. It's very important to keep healthy and active our children. So tumb up
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