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Is Poland's Wroclaw zoo worth visiting?


BadgerBoy
8 Feb 2012 #1
Has anyone been to this zoo?

In the area for a couple of weeks and looking at a child friendly itieniary

Any other suggestions welcome..
modafinil - | 418
8 Feb 2012 #2
It claims 600 species, def. not to be sniffed at.
Alligator - | 261
8 Feb 2012 #3
In Wrocław there is special itinerary for children: they look for dwarfes in Old Town. Here you have map:
krasnale.pl/mapa
There is also cool aquapark in Wrocław:
parkwodny.wroc.pl/galeria
fromwroclaw
8 Feb 2012 #4
Yes the zoo is worth visiting. It has been thoroughly modernised in the last 4 years and has lots of indoor attractions too. It is well worth visiting.

It is the most famous and the best zoo in Poland.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
8 Feb 2012 #5
In Wrocław there is special itinerary for children:

it might seem to be for children, but i know plenty adults who hunt them and then shoot them
with a camera.

i haven't been to the zoo for years. however, daughter number three has been recently and said she would go again. so i guess it's worth a visit.

i don't know the situation with cold weather and zoo animals. some of them may not be on view. just a thought.

you could go ice skating.
smurf 39 | 1,981
8 Feb 2012 #6
yea, go it's pretty cool and bring some apples and pears and stuff, there's a bear who stands up and begs for food. It's really awesome........oh wait, they might still be sleeping...wait until spring.
jwojcie 2 | 763
29 Feb 2012 #7
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Just for the record, it is forbidden to feed animals (including bears) in Wroclaw zoo by visitors. But it is true, that bear standing up is awesome...

Hm... on the second thought, I remember that they recently opened some paddock for goats, sheep, etc. where you can enter, feed them, etc. Children seem to love that.
polishmama 3 | 279
29 Feb 2012 #8
Yes, Wroclaw zoo is fun for the kids. We've gone a few times ourselves. Though, in the summer. I don't know what will be out in the winter personally. Honestly, I didn't worry about a "children's itinerary" when I took my kids places. To each their own, but I just took them out and about and talked to them and showed them things. Had no issues. Good luck and have fun! You should tell us how you made out afterwards.
smurf 39 | 1,981
29 Feb 2012 #9
it is forbidden to feed animals

Yep, sure is. Doesn't stop everybody doing it tho. So long as people are only giving them fruit it's probably ok though.....probably.

recently opened some paddock

Yea, I'd forgotten about that. Pretty big too, loads of sheep and pigs and goats and some horses too.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
29 Feb 2012 #10
I love zoos.
The Wrocław zoo gave me and my missus a sad face. Some of the enclosures were tortorously small. One larger cat paced back and forth 4 steps one way and four steps the other way-NON STOP: ( This was over 4 years ago, some say it's been improved- I hope so.
jwojcie 2 | 763
29 Feb 2012 #11
It has been improved in last years (management change...). I have the same sad face a few years ago (I was thinking that the place should be shot down back then).

When I was there last year, I was positively surprised.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
29 Feb 2012 #12
: ) that's really nice to read
DepressedOne - | 34
2 Mar 2012 #13
I've been in Wroclaw zoo, it's nice but in Praha we got nicer ^^
Chleb 1 | 25
2 Mar 2012 #14
Ah, good that the animal's living conditions have been improved. Just remember that they are living things and not just entertainment.

Have a smashing time!
gumishu 11 | 5,379
3 Mar 2012 #15
I've been in Wroclaw zoo, it's nice but in Praha we got nicer ^^

you got better beer in Czech Republic too, even if it twists your liver through like Holba 10 ;)
jasondmzk
3 Mar 2012 #16
It's near the Hala Stulecia and Grunwaldzki Bridge, and all three are definitely worth visiting. The zoo is small, but well-kept, and is a nice stroll that has plenty to see, but won't leave you exhausted or too far from where you entered. The terrarium is particularly interesting, as it's virtually unchanged in the last 100 years. The problem I had with the zoo was paying for the restroom, when I had already paid to get in. Plus, they had caged ravens in one exhibit. How torturous must that have been for those birds? The city is literally TEEMING with blackbirds, and these poor animals have to be caged. It's a silly addition to an otherwise nicely run and well-designed zoo.
gumishu 11 | 5,379
3 Mar 2012 #17
The city is literally TEEMING with blackbirds, and these poor animals have to be caged.

Ravens are not city birds - this is not rooks who nest in and around cities - ravens live in forested and mountainous areas (i live in a bigger forest complex and there are a lot of ravens here but no rooks or crows (crows also prefer urbanized areas and they have a liking for river valleys) - consequently you cannot keep ravens free in a zoo park in the middle of the city - they are way too shy (while ravens are very intelligent and learn quick especially when young they become very novelty-shy while growing older)

blackbirds are known for their adaptibility to urbanized conditions they fare very well in city parks (if only is there places they can build their nests - a pair of blackbirds made a nest in a high ornamental shrub in the middle of our quite busy common yard - they are not shy birds)

blackbirds are known for their adaptibility to urbanized conditions they fare very well in city parks (if only is there p

by the way it's possible that what you call blackbirds are actually rooks (gawrony) - European blackbird
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Blackbird


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