Basic information

ZOO Bratislava
City contributory institution

Founded by: Bratislava, the Capital of the Slovak Republic
Established: May 9th 1960

Main activities:
  • Breeding and conservation of endangered animal species
  • Scientific and research work
  • Education of the public with the aim to create a sense of responsibility, as well as raising conservation awareness about the nature in the form of lectures, educational panels and labels about animals, ecological education events and programmes for schools
  • Designing conditions for relaxation and daily recreation

Area in ha (total/exhibits): 96/35
Number of animals (species/specimen): 178/1016
Number of staff members: 68

The most vulnerable animals: Addax antelope, European bison, White rhinoceros, Turkmenian kulan, Pygmy hippopotamus, Golden-cheeked gibbon, Sri Lankan leopard, Cotton-headed tamarin, Gray mouse lemur, Pygmy loris, Przewalski´s wild horse and many more

Interesting exhibits:
  • Breeding facility for South African lions, Tigers (white form), Jaguar and Sri Lankan leopards
  • Primate house for Common chimpanzee and Sumatran orangutan
  • Terrarium and exhibit of exotic species with Slender-tailed meerkats, tropical monkeys, sloths, armadillos, and two new fresh water Malawi and Tanganyika aquariums
  • Enclosures of rhinoceroses and kangaroos
  • Enclosure of zebras and giraffes
  • Enclosures of antelopes and pygmy hippopotamuses
  • Lakes in a natural style with flamingos and pelicans
ZOO Bratislava is a member of these professional organizations:
  • European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) since 1994
  • Union of the Czech and Slovak Zoological Gardens (UCSZ) since 1990
  • International Association of Zoo Educators (IZE) since 2000
  • Species360 (before International Species Information System ISIS) since 2001
  • Euroasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (EARAZA) since 2010