The ZOO Bratislava (Slovak: Zoologická záhrada Bratislava) is a zoo in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is located in the area of Mlynská dolina in the borough of Karlova Ves on the slopes of the forested hills of Little Carpathians. As of 2020, the zoo has an area of 96 hectares (240 acres) out of which 35 hectares (86 acres) is open to the public, and is home to over 1150 specimens of 169 animal species. The zoo receives on average 300,000 visitors annually. It is the only zoo in Bratislava, it is accessible by car with a dedicated parking lot or by public transport (bus stop ZOO) and it is open every day of the year. Major attractions include white lions, white tigers and DinoPark, featuring moving life-sized sculptures of dinosaurs. Out of the 4 major zoos in Slovakia, ZOO Bratislava is the second oldest, second largest and second most visited. ZOO Bratislava was one of the first zoos in Europe that was successful in breeding Eurasian lynx in captivity.
ZOO Bratislava is a general type of zoo and it focuses on breeding and conservation of endangered animal species, scientific and research work, education of the public and providing recreational facilities in the city. It offers educational programs for children and students and allows the public to symbolically adopt an animal from the zoo for a fee. The zoo has a staff of 77 people. From 1991 to 2020, the zoo director was Miloslava Šavelová, from 1. 11. 2020 is the director of the zoo Ing. arch. Julia Hanuliakova. The zoo is an independent organization of the city of Bratislava (Slovak: príspevková organizácia Hlavného mesta SR Bratislavy).
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