The Wroclaw Zoo was established in 1865, but it wasn´t until 1880 that it considerably expanded. It was closed in 1921 and it reopened in 1927. During the 1936-1939 reconstruction, an enclosure with baboons, bears and antelopes was built. The Wroclaw Zoo was damaged in 1945 and reopened (for the third time) on 18th July 1948.
The Wroclaw Zoo presents 163 mammals (142 different kinds) and a collection of 1520 birds (160 different kinds) . Furthermore, visitors can admire 1,723 reptiles (128 different kinds) and 112 amphibians (27 different kinds) . The zoo can also boast an aquarium with big fish, where 2,577 fish of 108 different kinds have been placed. Among the most interesting species belong camels, antelopes, elephants, primates, seals, zebras, giraffes and bears. The aviaries give shelter to parrots, ostriches and pelicans. The most admired from the amphibian family are the crocodiles and the turtles. The Wroclaw Zoo gives visitors the occasion to learn about invertebrate through a section of butterflies and scorpions. The giant aquarium with so many kinds of fish is also amazing.
The Wroclaw Zoo offers several restaurants and fast food places. There are public toilets, including lavatories for the disabled and for changing babies. The entrance fee for adults is 20 zloty and for children 15 zloty. Student and group reductions are possible. The opening hours in spring and in autumn are 9-17, in summer 9-18 and in winter 9-16. For further information, go to the official website of the Wroclaw Zoo.