The largest aquatic-terrestrial exhibit at Ostrava Zoo.
Exhibit integrating aquatic and terrestrial environments is so far the largest of its kind. Designed to illustrate the natural tropical systems of Papua-New Guinea, it presents local animal species at risk which include turtles, reptiles and fish. These groups had been under-represented in Ostrava, but are now more prominently featured for our visitors.
Did you know that African rock pythons rank amongst the biggest snakes of the world and can weigh up to 100 kg?
Did you know that southern tree hyraxes - the small creatures dwelling inside the Nocturnal Tanganyika exhibit - are close relatives of elephants?
Tanganyika by Night
Come and see what the animals do at night!
The exhibit presents nocturnal African animal species. Nocturnal exhibits are based on a reverse light regime. The lights in the exhibit are switched on during the night, and on the contrary, during the daytime the night light conditions are created by the blue light by which the animals are not disturbed. Therefore, the visitors have a chance to see nocturnal animals naturally active.
House of Evolution
New, state-of-the-art premises for over 200 animals.
This house reveals the course of evolution, using wildlife from West Africa as an example. This brand new, state-of-the-art facility has become home to over 200 animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles and Sarcopterygii fish, as well as some invertebrates.
The rainforest atmosphere is highlighted by the rich vegetation, the gurgling waterfall and a pond with a capacity of 30,000 litres. Animals can be observed from different places. The upper floor affords a view of the primates from the canopy layer, where the animals largely reside during the daytime. The outdoor terrace looks out onto the nearby enclosure for African hoofed mammals.
Did you know that chimpanzees and humans share about 98% DNA?
Did you know that the breeding group of Diana monkeys located at the House of Evolution is the largest in the world?
the ideal place for a family outing
This is the second-largest zoo in the Czech Republic in terms of area.Indeed, it is possible to encounter nearly 4,000 animals in the grounds.We offer something for everyone - a place to relax, learn and have fun.Looking forward to your visit!