Zoo is actually the short form of Zoological Garden. The term zoological Garden is derived from ‘zoology’, which means the study of the animals. Zoo is a facility where different types of animals are housed, displayed to the public, and sometimes also breed. The first zoological garden was opened in 1828 in the United Kingdom for the scientific study of the animals. In 1847, this was opened for the public. In the United States alone, Over 181 million people visit the zoo yearly.
Here is a brief introduction to some of the best zoos in the world.
Prague Zoological Garden:
Prague Zoological Garden is a zoo in Prague, Czech Republic. It is also known as Zoo Praha. It was opened in 1931. it’s goal is to “ advance the study of zoology, protect the wildlife and educate the people”. In 2007, the zoo is rated as the 7th best zoo in the world by Forbes Travel Guide and is rated as the 5th best zoo in the world by Tripadvisor.
The idea of the zoo in Prague was first purposed by a newspaper through an article in 1881 on the occasion of the marriage of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Princess Stephanie of Belgium. However, a committee was established in 1919 to start the preparatory work on the establishment of the zoo. The zoo was opened to the public in 1931.
This zoo occupied 58 hectares and housed over 5000 animals from 676 species, including 132 species listed as threatened. The zoo saw it’s highest number of babies born in 2012, number 1557 from 211 species.
Prague zoo is offering so many exciting services. it is like a full day tour place. There are so many restaurants and children play areas in the boundary of the zoo. A visitor can see different species of different animals, can eat his favorite food, and do much more. It is like a top visiting place.
It is located in the Praha Troja municipal district. One can go to visit the zoo by public transport, car or bike. It is opened every day through the year from 9 am to 6 pm.
Zoo Olomouc is a Czech Republic zoo. It is one of the largest breeders of South African Gemsbok in the world.
The idea of a zoo in Olomouc firstly arose in the early 1950s. a small zoo was established in the center of the Olomouc city. As the public and especially children showed great interest and excitement, the then Regional National Committee (KNV) decided on the expansion of the Olomouc Zoo. In 1952, the area of the zoo was expanded to 25 hectares. With the passing time, the area of the zoo was gradually expanded many times.
In the Olomouc Zoo, there are many more entertaining things for the visitors. a visitor can enjoy a safary train trip to the zoo to see all the beautiful animals housed there. There is also an observation tower in the center of the zoo. One can have a 360 view of the zoo from the top of this tower. A cable is being run there to make the visitors trip more excited and delightful. There is a car parking just before the main entrance and also a free bicycle parking as well. If you feel hungry there, no need to be worried. There are also some restaurants to serve you. You can enjoy your favorite meal there. The visit to the zoo gives you a chance to see the nature closely.
The timing of this zoo is varied with the variation of the season. As this zoo is located almost in the center of the city, so there is no problem with how to go to the zoo. You can go there by public transport, in your own car or by motorbike. You can also book your entrance pass online.