Wrocław Zoo

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Wrocław Zoological Garden
Ogród Zoologiczny we Wrocławiu
Date opened 1865
Location Wrocław, Poland
Coordinates 51°06′17″N 17°04′15″E / 51.10472°N 17.07083°E / 51.10472; 17.07083Coordinates: 51°06′17″N 17°04′15″E / 51.10472°N 17.07083°E / 51.10472; 17.07083
Land area 30 hectares (74 acres)
Number of animals 4000+ (2011)
Number of species 876 (2011)
Memberships EAZA,[1] WAZA[2]
Website zoo.wroclaw.pl
The bronze colt statue in Wrocław Zoo by Inge Jaeger-Uhthoff, made in Berlin in 1939

The Wrocław Zoological Garden, known simply as the Wrocław Zoo (Polish: Ogród Zoologiczny we Wrocławiu, German: Zoologischer Garten Breslau) is a scientific zoo on Wróblewskiego Street in Wrocław, Poland. It is the oldest zoo in Poland, having been founded in 1865 as the Breslau Zoological Garden while the city was part of Prussia. It is also the largest (in terms of the number of animals) zoo in Poland. The zoo covers about 30 hectares (74 acres) (800x400 m) in downtown Wrocław. It is home to over 7,100 animals representing more than 850 species.

The zoo is an accredited member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Zoos and Aquariums of the World". waza.org. World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 

References[edit]

  • L. Solski, 2008: Przewodnik Zoo Wrocław.

External links[edit]

Official website