Mandatory Prague: The Prague Zoo Mandatory Prague: The Prague Zoo
Every major city has a zoo. But does every city have a zoo that’s been ranked among the best in the world by the... Mandatory Prague: The Prague Zoo

Every major city has a zoo. But does every city have a zoo that’s been ranked among the best in the world by the likes of Forbes Traveler and TripAdvisor?

Yeah, we didn’t think so.

There’s a reason the Prague Zoo brags so many accolades. Located near the Trója Chateau in Prague 7 , the zoo is home to nearly 5,000 animals and 650 species. The idea first came to the mind of a Count Sweerts-Sporck in 1881 as a way to commemorate the wedding of Crown Prince Rudolf and Princess Stephanie of Belgium—because what better way to celebrate a new bride and groom than with a couple hundred furry attendees?

Visited by more than one million people annually, the Prague Zoo is also known for being one of the only successful breeders of Przewalski Horses, an effort that has largely contributed to the preservation of the species. Despite its impressive list of animals, the zoo is a manageable 111 acres. But if you’re pressed for time, don’t miss the Africa House, the Indonesian Jungle, or the Valley of the Elephants.

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