Miskolc Zoo

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Miskolc Zoo is a zoo in Miskolc, Hungary. Although its official name is Miskolc Városi Vadaspark – "Wildlife Park of Miskolc" – it is actually a zoo because the animals are kept in cages.

Its first predecessor was the royal game park founded by King Louis I in 1355. Today's zoo was opened on August 20, 1983.

It can be found in the Csanyik, a large park in the outskirts of Miskolc, right next to the Bükk National Park, in an area of 212,000 square metres.

The zoo was built within 100 days by voluntary service. Originally it was a wildlife park showing the wild animals of the surrounding Bükk mountains. Today not only local wild animals can be seen here, but also exotic animals like camels, monkeys, parrots, tigers, leopards. The zoo has about 700 animals of 130 different species.

One of the unique features is the statue park where lifelike statues of extinct animals are exhibited. Its main purpose is to call people's attention to the importance of preserving wildlife. Statues of famous naturalists can also be seen here, among them the first Gerald Durrell statue of the world.

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Coordinates: 48°07′26.34″N 20°39′22.74″E / 48.1239833°N 20.6563167°E / 48.1239833; 20.6563167