If you want to get out of your house but do not know what to do, the answer is simple: go to the zoo. No matter where you are in Hungary, you are guaranteed to find a good zoo nearby. Going to the zoo is an ideal program alone, with friends, with family, or for couples. Listed below are some zoos you are guaranteed not to be disappointed with.
The Nyíregyházi Zoo is located in the Sóstó resort area near Nyíregyháza. One of the largest animal herds in Europe awaits visitors. The zoo also has its own hotel called Hotel Jungle. There is also a beach bath, a village museum, and a park forest nearby. The 32-hectare zoo has been welcoming guests since 1974. Among other things, it has the most bear species in the country and the largest collection of parrots. The purpose of the zoo is to preserve endangered species. It is worth enquiring because the zoo also offers various programs.
Sports, cultural and family programs can be found at the Győr Zoo. In the past, animals native to Hungary could be seen, but now, the range of animal species has been expanded. This is evidenced by the South American house right at the entrance. There is a strong emphasis on education in the Xantus János Zoo.
The Pécs Zoo is known for its many family programs, the feeding and presentation of species. Mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians all live here. The aquarium-terrarium in the main building has a 100,000-litre pool as well. The zoo has animals from all six continents. The zoo opened in 1960 has recently been completely renovated. With constantly changing exhibitions, they ensure that there is always something new to see.
The Veszprém Zoo is the most traditional rural zoo in Hungary. The zoo, located 15 kilometres from Lake Balaton, opened in 1958. One part of the park is located in a valley and the other on a hill. This makes Veszprém Zoo very specific. Various feedings and the Dino park are the highlights of the Veszprém Zoo experience. In addition, the Monkey House, the Elephant Park, and the Bird Flyer, which is also unique in Europe, attract many visitors.
Founded in 1866, the Budapest Zoo has the largest collection in Hungary. Until 1950, it was the only institution of its kind in Hungary. Every year, 1 million visitors come to the 18.4-hectare zoo. Six playgrounds, feedings, and the Seal Show provide a stunning experience. In addition to the representatives of the Hungarian wildlife, we can also meet exotic creatures. In 2013, even the area of the Budapest Amusement Park was added to it, further increasing the range of programs.