Zagreb ZOO and History

On June 27th, 1925, Zagreb ZOO was opened on the initiative of Mijo Filipovic, and with the support of  then mayor of Zagreb, Mr.  Vjekoslav Heinzel.

It was opened in the area of Swan Island, today’s first island on the First Maksimir Lake. At the time when Zagreb Zoo was opened it had only  three foxes and three owls.  ZOO today counts up to 275 animal species and over 2.200 individual animals. 

zagreb zoo park

It should be noted that the ZOO started to work as the first ZOO park in Southeast Europe, and today is the largest ZOO park in Croatia. Likewise, the Zagreb ZOO park is member of  several world organizations to preserve endangered species. Therefore, in the recent years arrived a few already endangered red pandas.

Zagreb ZOO and other interesting animals

There are so many animal species that you can enjoy with in the Zagreb ZOO. We would mention some of thema as particularly interesting:

  • North China Leopard
  • Wisent
  • Camels
  • Snow Leopard
  • Diana Monkey
  • White-haired sup (endagered vulture bird that lives on Croatian Island of Cres)
  • Lions
  • Sea dogs
White-haired Sup

Working hours and what to see more

Zagreb ZOO  opens every day, including weekends and on holidays.

Visit ZOO in Zagreb and enjoy the peace by avoiding the traffic jam or everyday problems that you might have. A value added to the ZOO is a Free Educational Center where you can train animals through different workshops and lectures.

In the ZOO you can find restaurant, gift shop. Pets are not allowed and it is forbidden to feed the animals. However, you can plan to watch the feeding of the various animals at the organized time. You can download here the feeding time table.

Zagreb ZOO Feeding Time Table

zagreb zoo lions
Winter working hours
  • Zoo: 9:00 – 16:00
  • Tickets: 9:00 – 15:00
  • Offices: 8:00 – 16:00 (Monday – Friday)
Summer working hours
  • Zoo: 9:00 – 20:00
  • Tickets: 9:00 – 18:30
  • Offices: 8:00 – 16:00 (Monday – Friday)
Zagreb ZOO prices and entrance fees
  • Adults: 30 HRK
  • Adults on Monday (excl. holidays): 20 HRK
  • Children 7 to 14 yr.: 20 HRK
  • Children 2 to 7 yr.: 10 HRK
  • Children up to 2 yr. free of charge

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