Prague, Zlín, Plasy and Dvůr Králové
To one of ten best zoos in the world you can easily see in the winter months. From November to the end of winter, the Prague Zoo is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. A large part of the animals is moved to the indoor pavilions, of which there are a total of 14. In any case, there is still something to see in the outdoor enclosures, for example, the polar bear stays in the fresh air all year round.
Moravia has many tourist attractions, but as far as visitors are concerned, the Zlín Zoo has been at the top for many years: last year it was 5th most visited place in the Czech Republic. And quite deservedly so. The area is divided according to continents, so small visitors (and not only them) will learn a lesson in biology and geography. The continents include thematic exhibitions and areas. The Yucatan tropical hall is worth seeing, where imitations of Mayan sites can also be seen. From November to February, the zoo is open from 08:30 until 16:00.
although Jihlava Zoo is one of the smaller gardens, it is extremely popular with visitors. It is thanks to entertaining attractions and beautifully furnished and imaginative pavilions. You can visit an African village inspired by the villages of Zimbabwe, but also Hokkaido Park or the Himalayas. Many animals hibernate, but you can see your favorite seals outside. From November to March it is open every day from 9 am to 4 pm.
Safari Park Dvur Kralove
Královédvorská zoo it is open during the winter from 9 am to 4 pm. Most of the animals remain in the outdoor enclosures and all indoor pavilions are accessible. The only disadvantage of a winter visit can be the closure of the African and Lion safaris, and a ride among free-ranging animals is one of the best experiences in the summer months. On the other hand, the zoo offers a number of accompanying events: in December, around the holidays, it is the Christmas Zoo, when the park leaves it open longer and is illuminated by light decorations in the shape of animals.
The area is Chomutov Zoo the largest in the republic. It is open daily all year round, from November to February from 9 am to 4 pm. The zoo focuses mainly on animals from the Palaearctic region (Europe, northern Asia to the Himalayas, northern Africa). There are exotic and domestic animals to see, such as bison, camels and seals, as well as natural nesting grounds with many species of birds. Unfortunately, the train is closed in winter, which you may have to wait until April.
Protivín crocodile zoo
Although small, but absolutely on a Central European scale unique zoo is located in Protivín, not far from Písek. It consists mainly of indoor pavilions, and you certainly don’t have to have a cold there. The environment meets the needs of exotic reptiles, of which there are more than 23. Among them gavials, caimans, crocodiles and alligators. The absolute pearl are the species with white skin, ie with albinism or leucism. From October to April it is open from 10 am to 4 pm.
North of Pilsen in the ancient city of Plasy there is a small but truly unique zoo. Its exhibition is conceived as a trip around the world and the largest pearls here include white animals. Nowhere else can you see the white South African lion, the white Bennett’s kangaroo, and the white Indian tigers together. From November to February, the Plaská Zoo is open daily from 11:00 to 16:00.