The Ljubljana Zoo, part of a protected nature park situated only a 20-minute walk from the centre of Ljubljana, lies on the southern slope of the Rožnik hill, surrounded by a natural forest and meadows. It has a collection of animal species from all continents focusing on animals typical of the area lying at the intersection of the Alpine, Pannonian and Mediterranean worlds.
What is special about the Ljubljana Zoo is that visitors and children in particular have an opportunity to take part in several different family-oriented workshops during which they can be in close contact with animals. Apart from taking a guided tour of the Zoo, available both during the daytime and at night, visitors can join zookeepers at feeding time, meet their favourite animal, become a zookeeper for a day and much, much more.
Basic facts and figures
- Size: 19.6ha
- Total length of walking paths: 6.5km
- Number of species/breeds: 119/14
- Number of animals: approx. 500