Zoo in Bydgoszcz
Zoo in Bydgoszcz is an integral part of extended recreation and rest complex named The Forest Park of Culture and Leisure "Myslecinek" in Bydgoszcz. It specializes in breeding of native species of animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Many of them (over 60 species) are the animals under rigid environmental protection . Polish mammals are represented by European bison, elks, brown bears, wolves, lynxes, wildcats, otters and other. Bydgoszcz ZOO is in possession of varied range of native birds, therefore the expositions includes: red kite, lesser spotted eagle, golden eagle, white-tailed eagle, great grey owl, boreal owl, northern pintail, black stork, Eurasian crane and other. The fledgeling pavilion Aquarium Terrarium became the house of reptiles, amphibians and native fish. Visitors may also find selected species of exotic reptiles ( for example: dwarf crocodile, saharan spiny-tailed lizard, and other), amphibians (poison frogs of multiple species) and intervertebrates.
Exotic mammals and birds create so-called "world piece" where there is an exhibition of selected species from ecozones, such as meercats, Chapman's zebra, red-necked wallaby and emu, llama, Japanese macaque. The latest asset is Amur tiger which has been perched in a new runway.
Apart from cultivation process the Zoo leads an extended ecological and environmental education of children, youth and the elderly. By organization of multiple events in the area of zoo, theme meetings, conferences, lectures, educational tables and information etiquettes the knowledge of animals and its protection is affordably delivered to people. Bydgoszcz zoo is regularly participating in protection campaigns organized by European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). As a part of cooperation with higher education universities in Bydgoszcz the scientific research are performed in the Bydgoszcz Zoo.