The Zoological garden of Bratislava is one of the favourite attractions of Slovakia's capital. It keeps a total of almost 1,000 individuals of different animal species, which makes it one of Slovakia's largest zoos. Part of the ZOO is the Dinopark – an exhibition of Dinosaur models in their real size, the first to be installed in Slovakia.
The ZOO spreads on an area of 96 ha in the pleasant
setting of the Mlynská dolina valley, coated with broad-leaved forests,
meadows and a brook, which flows through its lower part. It was open in
1960. The ZOO of Bratislava was among the first ones in Europe that
successfully bred the young of lynx, which became its
symbol. The zoo's major accomplishments include its involvement in 17
breeding programmes within the framework of the European Endangered
Species Programme. In addition, the zoo keeps the European Studbook for
the Nubian Ibex.
The zoo houses more than 700 mammals, 200 birds and
40 reptiles. A new pavilion for anthropoid apes is currently under
Source: ZOO Bratislava