Zlín-Lešná Zoo

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Coordinates: 49°16′20″N 17°42′54″E / 49.272222°N 17.715°E / 49.272222; 17.715

Zlín-Lešná Zoo
Zoo Zlín - main entrance 01.jpg
Main entrance
Date opened1948[1]
LocationLukovská 112, 763 14 Zlín 12[1]
Land area48 hectares[1]
No. of animals1 163[1]
No. of species205[1]
MembershipsUCSZ, EEP, EAZA, WAZA, SEAZA[1]
Websitehttp://www.zoozlin.eu

Zlín-Lešná Zoo, (Zoologická zahrada Zlín) is a Czech zoo, located by the Lešná castle, 10 km from the city of Zlín in Czech Republic.

After the second world war the zoo was nationalized and in 1948 opened to the public.

The area has a botanical garden with 13,000 kinds of plants, the latest exhibition hall is from 2007 displaying 250 rare plant species from tropical Yucatán.

Lešná castle[edit]

Within the area of the zoo is the Lešná castle, built in 1887-1894 according to architects Mick J. and V. Siedka. It is a historical mansion, which contains collections of paintings, porcelain and trophies from the late nineteenth century

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