Warsaw

Zoo

  ul. Ratuszowa 1/3 ,   Praga          (+48) 22 619 40 41     15 Jul 2019

If the bears piqued your interest in animals then head to the nearby Warsaw Zoo, which was opened in 1928 and covers an area of 40 hectares. More than 500 species (over 12,700 animals) call it home and that includes all the biggies you’d expect: lions, gorillas, giraffes and elephants to name a few. As with every major Warsaw landmark, the zoo has plenty of war stories. It was bombed at the beginning of the conflict and by 1945 all the animals had either been killed, deported to the Third Reich, eaten by locals or escaped into the wild. Zoo director, Jan Żabiński, became something of a hero; wounded during the 1944 Uprising, Żabiński helped save countless lives by sheltering Jewish orphans inside the grounds of the zoo. The zoo officially re-opened in 1949.

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Open 09:00-18:00. Sat, Sun 09:00-19:00.
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 Open 09:00-17:00.
1 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 Open 09:00-16:00.
1 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 Open 09:00-15:30. Sat, Sun 09:00-16:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 30/20zł. Family tickets available.

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