Silesian Zoological Garden

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The Dinosaurs Valley in Silesian Zoological Garden (reconstructions of prehistoric reptiles)

Silesian Zoological Garden (Polish: Śląski Ogród Zoologiczny) is a zoological garden in Poland. It was founded in 1954 and is situated in the Katowice and Chorzów districts of Silesia. It covers over 47.6 ha within the Silesian Central Park.

The Silesian zoo is a home for about 2 500 animals of 300 species. It is visited by over 390 000 people annually.

A mini-zoo is the collection of gentler animals which are (directly) accessible to children.

The dinosaur valley contains full-scale reconstruction of 16 large dinosaurs, the remains of which were found by a Polish expedition to the Gobi desert.

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Coordinates: 50°16′54″N 18°59′37″E / 50.281661°N 18.993473°E / 50.281661; 18.993473