The Warsaw zoological garden is located in Praga, in 1/3 Ratuszowa street. It was founded in 1928, but unfortunately the time of the World Wars forced its employees to close the Zoo. Nowadays, the ZOO covers 32 ha and gathers 3646 animals of 489 species (many are extremely rare and endangered).
A special bus, number 444, runs here from May to September. It stops for example in Emilia Plater street (near to the Central Station). The wonderfully designed park space enchants both children and adults. You can walk here for hours and enjoy its atmosphere. The garden has thematic exhibitions, numerous cafés, bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. The youngest ones will love the local playground.
The most important objects of the Warsaw Zoo are: elephant house, which, on European scale, is very modern and covers 6000 m2, hippopotamus house, where you can see the animals through transparent walls, marine aquarium with dangerous sharks and stingrays (the largest tank of this type in Poland). Other popular places are: aviary, with a free flight room, monkey house, giraffe house, Australian run with kangaroos and the little zoo for children.
The garden adjoins to Praski park which covers 18.5 ha. It is a wonderful, green enclave in the vicinity of the Vistula. Both places, the Zoo and the park, are monuments.