Warsaw Zoological Garden
Warsaw Zoological Garden was established in 1928. History of that unique place was marked by the Second World War, when the Zoo suffered from war damages. Today Warsaw Zoological Gardens is constantly developing and improving, becoming one of leading institution's in Poland.
Today, the Warsaw Zoo as the main tourist attraction is visited by 700.000 people annually and has much to show for. On a 40 hectares of area of neatly kept park, over 3 thousand animals, that belong to almost 500 different species are displayed. Warsaw Zoological Gardens as a longtime member of the EAZA participates in 47 EEPs, and is running the largest number of ESBs amongst Polish zoos.
Constant development in last decade can also be seen as a number of newly built facilities such as: Great Apes House, House for Sharks and Hippopotamus or an Aviary. Warsaw Zoo also has a unique historical building - the Directors Villa, that was a place of salvation for 300 Jews that had been imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto following the German invasion. Based on that facts a book "The Zookeeper's Wife" written by D. Ackerman was published in 2007.
Warsaw Zoo has always been engaged in activities related to local fauna conservation. Rehabilitation Center for Wild Birds is working for more than 15 years now, currently reaching over 4 000 incoming birds a year. In last three years Warsaw Zoo managed to build two new facilities for purpose of wild animals rehabilitation. One is the new Rehabilitation Center for Wild Birds, and the second one is a Center for CITES Reptiles that is a continuation of numerous initiatives for species protection and first facility dedicated for confiscated reptiles in Poland.
Warsaw Zoological Garden is a great example of modern zoo that evolves keeping in mind that nowadays zoo's has to cope with more and more challenges.
Let's meet at Warsaw Zoo!