The Hodonín Zoo complex is located on the northwestern outskirts of the city in the Bažantnice district, near the road from Břeclav to Uherské Hradiště. It lies outside the city center, at the beginning of floodplain forests stretching here in southern Moravia. Its area is over seven hectares, on which you will find, for example, a pavilion of exotic birds, a pavilion of primates, a terrarium and aquarium, enclosures of large felines and more. A total of 580 animals in 173 species, many of which are endangered, invite you for a trip and a pleasant walk through this zoo. Orangutans, gibbons, chimpanzees, sharks, the Ussuri tiger, jaguars and a couple of Berber lions, which now survives only in zoos, are very popular with visitors.
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Interesting facts ZOO Hodonín
The Hodonín Zoo is one of the youngest in our country. The original zoo was partially opened in 1976, in full operation a year later. At that time, it offered its visitors only a few species of domestic animals, beasts and small monkeys. Within a few years, however, public interest was so great that the zoo could continue to expand, and in 1982 it gained the status of a zoo. Ten years later, it again grew so large in the number of animals and facilities that it could be promoted to a zoo. Today, thanks to the reconstruction and construction of new pavilions, the garden offers a modern complex, for which you definitely do not have to be ashamed. Their biggest pride is the educational center with quarters and a paddock of large felines. The newest building is a small nice pavilion for flamingos.
Of course, it is also intended for small children, for whom there are several playgrounds and a contact yard with pets. For refreshments, there are two buffets with seating and you can buy something nice to remember in the souvenir shop right at the entrance.
Author: Martina Limbergová