ZOO Ljubljana, Ljubljana

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At ZOO Ljubljana catch the seal show, help out feeding the animals, or conquer your fear of spiders and snakes by holding them in your hands. Situated in natural forest surroundings, the zoo offers plenty of workshops and family-friendly activities. Kids can use brushes to stroke goats, small pigs, and sheep in the petting zoo or play on trampolines in the jungle gym. The safari restaurant offers a wide selection of local ice cream and quick, hot meals. Do not miss the meerkat mansion, and after your visit consider a walk in the woodland behind the zoo. See ZOO Ljubljana and all Ljubljana has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ljubljana trip builder website .
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  • There is a wide range of animals here. Be prepared for walking up big hills though as there are many, however this doesn’t spoil the experience as the zoo is for the animals not for us! The enclosures...  more »
  • For the visit to this zoo we dedicated the whole afternoon of our second day in Ljubljana. It covers part of the Tivoli Park and has a large parking lot (although we got there on foot). Once inside, if you follow the path marked on the map (no, we did not because we are smart),you will notice that the animals are mainly divided by geographical areas: It starts with some typical farm animals and continues with the species Asian,European, North and South American, oceanic and African. Each enclosure has been built to resemble as much as possible the natural environment of the host species: Features in this sense the beaver dam and the forest of the lynchings. The latter is located in the European area which is rather detached from the rest of the zoo, perhaps to take advantage of the environment of The Tivoli park (and there is also a certain slope to take into account). In addition to the enclosures, there are also a reptile, some aviaries, a birdwatching point (with feeders), and a small educational zoo for children,where you can pet goats and piglets. There is also a restaurant, for those who would like to stop to eat, and a gift shop. In the latter, I was positively surprised by the plush version of rather peculiar animals such as squid, scorpions and bats. In conclusion,if you like exotic animals and have neither time nor money for a safari, the ljubljana zoo can still be a pleasant alternative. Quite contained the entrance ticket (we spent 9 euros each).
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  • I enjoy every visit. They've put up lots of informative boards during the past few years, great for kids but also interesting for adults. Great playgrounds, I admit I'm tempted to try them out every time I walk by. Lots of local families have yearly tickets, this zoo is a place to go to on a nice afternoon.
  • This is a very nice zoo not too big. We arrived in the morning. Most of the zoo is under shade with a lot of woodland and mature trees which is nice on a hot day. The kids loved seeing all the different animals. There are also several playgrounds in the zoo which our kids loved although it was a challenge getting our 3 year old to leave when it was time to go. :)
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