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Zoological Garden Bojnice - the oldest zoo in the Slovakia

Zoological Garden Bojnice is located in the spa town of Bojnice in the neighborhood of the Bojnice castle - see It serves to popularize the world of animals and a visit to the zoo can also enhance environmental awareness. In addition, it provides relaxation in a pleasant environment. Bojnice Zoo area, extending to 41 ha (of which the exposure of 20 ha), entered the first visitors in 1955.
We are a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the Union of Czech and Slovak Zoological Gardens (UCSZ), West African Primate Action Conserwation (WAPCA) and European Elephant Keeper and Manager Association (EEKMA) and a member of the International Information System (ISIS). Our Zoo is involved in several
European Studbook keeper and European endangered species programmes. Bojnice Zoo is one of the zoological gardens of general type, ie. no clear-cut expertise.
The most important breeding success in history: the yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus), royal python (Python regius), emu brown (Dromiceius novaehollandiae), Pampas rhea (Rhea americana), pink pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Red-beauties (Urocissa erythrorhyncha), steppe eagles (Aquila nipalensis Rapax), blue and yellow Ara (Ara ararauna), Ara macaw (Ara chloroptera), Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata), a Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), ear-necked (Crossoptilon mantchuricum), lynx (Lynx lynx), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor). Kulan (Equus hemionus Kulan), Kiang (Equus kiang), Przewalski's horse (Equus przewalskii), Chapman's zebra (Equus burchelli chapmanni), Hartmann zebras (Equus zebra hartmannae) bongo antelope (Boocercus euryceros), large kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), Tatar saiga (Saiga tatarica), European bison (Bison bonasus), Siberian ibex (Capra ibex sibirica), Caucasian ibex (Capra caucasica severtzovi) ... More info on
The most important species breed at present: the Cuban boa (Epicrates angulifer), python tope (Sanzinia madagascariensis), Papuan hornbill (Aceros plicatus), Greay cheecked hornbill (Byccanistes subcylindricus), necked crane (Grus vipio), large vase (vase Coracopsis), red-lored Amazon (Deroptyus accipitrinus), Edwards pheasant (Lophura edwardsii), Siamese Pheasant (Lophura diardi), red ibis (Eudocimus ruber), Brasilian duck (Amazonetta brasiliensis), Steller´s sea eagle (haliaetus pelagicus), white-tailed eagle (haliaetus albicilla), large condor (Vulture gryphus), crowned pigeons (Goura sp.), Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor), Hartmann zebras (Equus zebra hartmannae), kiang (Equus kiang), a bongo antelope (Boocercus euryceros), large kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), orang-utan Bornean (Pongo pygmaeus), red ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata rubra), Black Gibbon (Hylobates concolor), Mantled guereza (Colobus guereza caudatus), Roloway monkey (Cercopithecus diana roloway), African elephant (Loxodonta africana), sika deer Dybowski ( Cervus Nippon dybowskii). More info on
Zoo has significantly contributed to the conservation and research of the gene pool of rare species: lynx reintroduction in the Czech Republic and France, increasing the population of white storks in the region in recent years, the project co-reintroduction of owls in the
Šumava National Park, the strengthening of the local population Common Moorhen flames and burnt, lynx research in the Lynx project and the last project of immobilization of Chamois - Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica.
The important activity of our ZOO is rescue of weak and injured species of free-ranging animals from our nature in the Rehabilitation centre of ZOO Bojnice. An integral part of our activities is education of visitors with the aim to create responsibility and raise awareness of the people in conservation of the nature

Address: Zoo BOJNICE
Zámok a okolie 6, 972 01 Bojnice, Slovakia
tel.: +421 46 540 2975, Fax: +421 46 540 32 41

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