The Czech Republic boasts a huge number of zoological gardens and other centers, such as marine aquariums, water parks, and reserves. Each zoo draws its visitors to something different that you cannot find elsewhere.
The Prague zoological garden is located in a hilly and wooded part of Troja. The zoo is situated on 60 hectares, of which 50 make up the animal exhibits. The zoo was first opened in 1931 with 200 animals. It currently boasts 670 species and almost 5,000 individual animals.
The Safari Park in Dvůr Králové is the only zoo in the world where northern white rhinos have successfully given birth, with the last calf being born in 2000.
Safari Park Dvůr Králové is a 72-hectare zoo. It is the second largest zoo in the country, showcasing a large open “safari” section. One of its most significant missions is to protect endangered and threatened wildlife species.
The zoo’s specialization is African fauna, and has the largest group of African animals in Europe. The zoo is also one of the most important breeders of African ungulates in the world.
Their rarest animals are northern white rhinoceroses, which are now on loan (Last Chance to Survive Program) to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.