Olomouc Zoo (olomouc)41 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Darwinova 222/29, 779 00 Olomouc, Czechia, Czech Republic
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +420-585151601
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids
With over 1861 animals from more than 354 species, the Olomouc Zoo (Olomouc) encompassing about 43 hectares emphasizes on providing the native and exotic animals and marine life a natural shelter to help them breed and flourish, thereby conserving them. Birds like Agapornis Rosary, Ararauna, Arassari Milking, Tibetan Goose, Black Stork, Brown Emu, Pink Flamingo and Snowy Owl, Mammals like Binturong, Yellow-throated Charolais, Cheetah, Porcupine, Black Jaguar and Hippopotamus, Reptiles like Bearded Chameleon, Blue Lizard and Crocodile, Marine life like Clownfish, Lionfish, Lagoon Shark, Starfish, Jellyfish, Anemone and Halloween Crab are the highlights of the Olomouc Zoo (Olomouc). For watching the animals closely, there are train safaris and Observation Deck while for refreshments, you can explore Grill Lives, Bistro Lemur and so on.
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Olomouc Zoo (olomouc) Reviews & Ratings
Many parts are being renovated. During summer it is totally overcrowded, so official parking is full and you have to pay almost twice more at the private (needs regulation from the authorities). Some people go there with dogs and do provoke wolfs and other animals. Many trees have been cut because they have totally failed to prevent the infection - if real reason is the storm, my fault. Fair prices, nice animals.
It's a large zoo with lots of animals. I've visited shortly after the place was devastated by a storm in 2019; there were uprooted trees and stumps, many of the glass panes that separate the animals from you have visibly popped, and even some of the animals are hurt. There's a lot to see, especially when you can go through some of the animals' enclosures, others are, however, only available when riding the safari train. A prairie dog came so close to me, I could almost reach to pet it. The cercopithecini monkeys also have an accessible enclosure, however you should be careful - they like to steal stuff. Even glasses. If you have to wear glasses (bad vision), consider not going there, or at least hold them with your hands at all times. Put everything in your bags, or deep inside your pockets. Close all zippers, and hold the bag(s) tightly or put them on. If possible, use the side squeeze clips over your chest to secure the backpack. If you want to be there for feeding with commentary, arrive in the morning. The commentary will most likely be in Czech, but you can try to ask the commentator for an English version. There is a restaurant near the entrance serving overexpensive Czech food, and many small fast food spots all over the place. If you can, try to come as full as possible, maybe try to bring some sandwiches as lunch if you're trying to save. From my own experience, the place is really nice, but still pretty devastated by the Eberhard storm. Some animals are pretty depressed, other are having none of that and having babies. Fun fact: Did you know, that parrots can develop bad habits? In this zoo, you can see an Ara, who plucks out her own feathers. She has likely developed this at her previous owner out of boredom.
I loved seeing the animals up and close. Bitter sweet. Some of the animals looked agitated and unhappy
Really great place! Tons of animals and fun things for kids.
I should start by saying that I am not a fan of Zoos in general. It seems like they are based on exploiting animals to entertain us humans. Yes, I know that in modern times they carry out research and breeding programs. But in a way, isn't that just humans solving problems we created in the first place? Anyway back to Olomouc Zoo. There are some interesting animals to see here. But they are in many cases confined to relatively small enclosures. There are a few unique exhibits here. For example the bat house, where the bats are free to fly among the visitors was interesting. But in the middle of the enclosure was a fennec fox in a very small space. There are lots of areas in the Zoo that are under construction, so maybe when it's all finished it will be better. Finally, you can climb an observation tower which affords great views of the surrounding countryside, the city of Olomouc, and the nearby basilica. Of course this didn't have to be located in a Zoo...