"BUDAPEST ZOO AND BOTANICAL..." Zoo - Budapest Zoological & Botanical Garden Tip by siwi


The Elephant House is like a jewel-case, it awarded the Europa Nostra Prize. From its look-out tower you can have a wonderful view of the City Park (Vārosliget) and Budapest Zoo.
At the Africa-run, walking near giraffes, rhinoceroses, ostriches and antelopes, you can feel as if you were on a safari.
Budapest Zoo is famous for its more than 200 primates. While you are having a walk, you can meet orangoutans, chimpanzes and a gorilla family as well.
One of the outstanding sights of the Zoo is the Great Rock. Just a stone's throw away we can find the King of the Animals in the Lion Run.
Every day you can have great fun looking at the Seal-show, the feeding of the penguins and the Animals in Action show.
The imposing kos Aviary attracts visitors from a great distance. Its tower reminds one of the Transylvanian church-architecture. Inside the aviary you can meet exotic terrestrial and aquatic birds and other animals in a life-like environment. There are snakes, sloths and caimans also.
The Hungarian Peasant Farm presents the most characteristic hungarian domestic animals, such as the mangalica pig, the hucul horse, th pulli (dog) and others.
The Japanese Garden has the atmosphere of the Far East with its green oasis, trickling brook, lake full of gold fidh, wash-hand-bassin, stone-lamp, meditating hut, special trees, colourful flowers and Bonsai pavilion.
The Palm House has been retored to its original beauty. It presents tropical rainforests and other exciting habitats from our planet Earth.
All in all, besides its nearly 2000 animals and numerous plants, its buildings are also worth looking at. These distinctivemonuments were planned by some of the most famous architects, such as Karoly Kos.

Address: 1146 Budapest, Allatkerti krt. 6-12
Directions: In City Park
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Website: http://www.zoobudapest.com

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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