As you might have noticed already I recently teamed up with a like-minded zoo enthusiast who would like to share his reviews of zoos he visits with you. His name is Karol Mišovic. His very first review – of Bratislava Zoo – was published in April.
In addition I made available my finalised report of a visit to another great zoo in France, CERZA Zoo.
Meanwhile, Karol and I have visited several other zoos around the globe, of which the reviews will be published soon, we hope, though it remains a hobby carried out next to the day job that pays the bills.
Bratislava Zoo is located just west of the City centre on a broken terrain that provides adequate conditions for keeping and breeding local and exotic animals from various habitats around the world. The Zoo has been attracting more tourists since opening a very popular Dinopark in 2004, but the stagnation in modernising the Zoo’s facilities since the 1990s still determines the overall undesirable impression. The process of upgrading and replacing of the old enclosures has been quite slow, and many of them are still inadequate with old corroded lattice or wire mesh fencing. On the other hand, the Zoo had several modern structures and enclosures built over the last decade. Read more
CERZA Zoo is a zoological park located in Hermival-les-Vaux, a municipality of 1000 inhabitants near Lisieux, Normandy, France. It was established in 1986 as CERZA, which is an acronym for Centre d’Etudes et de Recherché Zoologiques Augeron (centre for zoological studies and research Augeron). The Zoo was founded by Thierry and Patrick Jardin, two enthusiastic brothers of 22 and 26 years old, respectively, both fond of nature and wildlife. On the vast grounds of the original 50 hectares they pursued their views on maintaining high standards for welfare of the animals in captivity by keeping them in enormously large enclosures. There are three routes to visit the Zoo grounds, and all start immediately after the entrance. Read more