Zoo Liberec


City: Liberec
Country: Czech Republic
Province: Liberec Region
Opend Autumn 1919


Species 163


The Zoo Liberec is the oldest zoological garden in the Czech Republic. It is located at the outskirts of the city Liberec in the north of the Czech Republic. The Zoo Liberec was established in 1919. Originally, it was a menagerie and winter shelter for circus animals. The zoo in Liberec boasts the largest group of chimpanzees in the Czech Republic, white tigers, nearly extinct Somali donkeys and rare eagles. The Zoo Liberec has the extreemly rare shown  golden takin and blue sheep.

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Last visited 2019


Phone number 482 710 616


Zoologická zahrada Liberec
Masarykova 1347/31
CZ 460 01 Liberec

Czech Republic

Open : minimum 9am-4.30pm

Entrace fee:

  • Adult 160,- CZK
  • Child 120,- CZK

Kids will love to pet goats at the petting zoo



While textile and heavy machinery industries made Liberec a strong industrial city in the 19th century, these activities had a hazardous impact on the surrounding environment. It is no wonder then, that the local Natural Historical Society, which had 900 members, founded the Botanical Gardens way back in 1877. This club founded parks, managed natural historical collections and even led the Ornitological club for north Bohemia. It gained recognition for building the first exposition open to public in the area of Liberec – large aviaries built in 1904. Over time ornamental water birds and deers were added. The exposition used the Hamburg ZOO as a model and paved the way to be able to use the forest and the valley of the nearby brook. WWI stopped the activities of the club for some time. But in the autumn of 1919 the German munipical authorities decided for a forge ahead and contributed to the opening of the first „Zoopark“ in the area of today’s Czech Republic. Professional teacher Erich Sluwa was appointed to the position of director and the garden began to flourish. However, it wasn’t a classic Zoo, it served mostly as a commercial menagerie. The animals exhibited there were sold in the autumn. Sometimes animals from hosting circuses lived at the zoo. This system had one clear advantage for visitors – they could see more than 500 animals in relatively small area. WWII affected the state of the Zoo the most. The area started to dilapidate, the contiguous buildings reached a critical state. There was a new director nearly every year. When Jiří Badalec became the director, the former menagerie was rebuilt into a real Zoo and the area was modernised. It took another long 20 years before the Zoo managed to reach its prime through huge reconstructions and building new projects.

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After paying the entrance fee we have on the right enclosures for several ungulates like the musc ox and the golden takin. At the giraffes we turn left and meet the maned wolf and several mountain sheep. After looking a the large lake we turn to the childrens zoo. Following are 2 small lakes for ducks and gees. Across we find som birds of prey. Then we have reached the carnivore house with white tiger, followed by a tropical bird house. Oposite is the monkey and ape house, home to chimpanzees and cotton-top tamarins. Behind the South American sea lion we hve an area with small animals and baboons. At the aviaries we go up the hill to meet chinese and snow leopards. At the east caucasian tur  and markhors we turn right and have the elephant house in front of ud. Here we find Indian elephants, bactrian camels and nyalas. Passing the takins once more we then head for the exit

DE: Dieser kleine Zoo in der nähe der deutschen Grenze ist der älteste des Landes. Populär sind die Weissen Tiger und Indischen Elefanten, seltenheiten sind u.a. dass Goldene Takin und Blauschafe

DK: Denne lille have der er landets ældste  viser populære dyr som den hvide tiger og indiske elefanter. Af sjældenheder skal nævnes guldtakinen og blåfåret
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