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On my last visit to the zoo in Krakow, I spotted those two, as if having a chat. While the zebra was curious and eager to interact, the ostrich was more aloof and a bit condescending towards his neighbour.

The zoo is relatively small, in terms of room each animal has, but right now they are making an extension which is to house some giraffes next year, and hopefully, with time, other animals will be offered more space too.

Below you'll find a short note about the zoo itself [note taken from: http://www.krakow-info.com/zoo.htm ].

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Krakow’s compact zoo is situated amidst the vast 500-hectare Las Wolski forest, turned to municipal park in 1917, some ten kilometers west of the city’s central Old Town historic district.

Krakow Zoo’s seventeen hectares accommodate over 1400 animals, in that number some 600 birds and 400 mammals, representing 285 species, 32 of them on the verge of extinction and 88 endangered. Its most prized possessions include herds of pygmy hippopotamus and Przewalski horses, Somali wild ass, Pere David's deer, barasingha, South American tapir, white camel, South American sea lions, several species of wild cats, rare antelopes, such as addax, eastern bongo and waterbuck.

Krakow’s zoological garden has succeeded in breeding in captivity – among others – Andean condor, the maned wolf, snow leopards, Chinese leopards, jaguars, fennec foxes, caracal lynxes, European wild cats, northern lynxes, ground cuscuses, black mangabeys, chimpanzees, lar gibbons, and common marmosets. It can boast regular hatches of steppe eagles, white cockatoo, blue-and-yellow macaw, and Grey parrot.

Krakow Zoo was opened in 1929.

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  • Copyright: Weronika Branny (snaefridur) (57)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2009-04-05
  • Categories: Vida Diária, Natureza
  • Exposição: f/4.5, 1/60 segundos
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-07-02 12:11
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