The Opole Zoo was established in the 30´s of the 20th century. The zoo had been twice reconstructed. The first reconstruction took place in 1953 after World War II and the second in 1998, when the whole region was hit by floods, which caused lots of damage.
Opole Zoo is home of almost 1000 animals of 227 species. Animal pavilions cover an area of 20 hectares. The aim of the Opole Zoo is not only to show the animals to its visitors, but also, show them the conditions in which these animals live in the wild. That is the reason why Opole Zoo has a unique botanical composition and design. There is a great number of mammal exhibitions – among the most popular belongs pavilions with gorillas, jaguars or for examples otters. The Opole Zoo is also home of birds such as ostriches or great condors and reptiles and amphibians for example scorpions, or giant millipedes
An important part of Opole Zoo is the mini petting zoo that is designed for the youngest visitors of the zoo. Children are in close contact with animals and they can pet and feed them. There is also a few of small children's playground, where they can play or relax for a while. Opole Zoo is open all year round. The admission to Opole Zoo is from Monday to Friday 8 złoty per adult and 5 złoty for children. At weekends and holidays admission is 10 złoty for adults and 6 złoty for children.