Zoological Garden in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest állatkert

The Budapest Zoo (Hungarian: Budapest állatkert) is a 18.4-ha (45.46 ac) zoological garden located in Budapest, Hungary.

Five interesting facts about the Budapest Zoo:

  • Opened to the general public in 1866 as a private institution, it is one of the oldest zoological gardens in the world.
  • In 1907, it was auctioned and taken over by the capital city, Budapest, and, after a complete reconstruction, reopened in 1912.
  • It is home to over 10,500 animals representing nearly 1,100 different species.
  • It is an accredited member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
  • It has 1–1.1 million visitors every year.

Eurycantha calcarata
Thorny devil stick insect, Budapest Zoo

Pachnoda aemula
Garden fruit chafer, Budapest Zoo

Trachydosaurus rugosus
Shingleback lizard, Budapest Zoo

Iguana iguana
Green iguana, Budapest Zoo

Chaetophractus villosus
Big hairy armadillo, Budapest Zoo

Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed teal, Budapest Zoo

Amazonian motmot, Budapest Zoo
Amazonian motmot, Budapest Zoo

Pyrrhura molinae
Green-cheeked parakeet, Budapest Zoo

Cynomys ludovicianus
Black-tailed prairie dog, Budapest Zoo

Cynomys ludovicianus
Black-tailed prairie dog, Budapest Zoo

Cynomys ludovicianus
Black-tailed prairie dogs, Budapest Zoo

Myrmecophaga tridactyla
Giant anteater, Budapest Zoo

Macropus rufogriseus
Red-necked wallabies, Budapest Zoo

Saimiri sciureus
Common squirrel monkey, Budapest Zoo

Pongo pygmaeus abelii
Sumatran orangutans, Budapest Zoo

Have you ever been to the Budapest Zoo? What are your impressions of the zoo? How do you feel about zoos in general? Feel free to post a comment below.


Are you planning to visit Budapest soon? You can find more information about opening times and ticket prices for visiting the Budapest Zoo on the official website: http://www.zoobudapest.com

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