Bucharest Zoo

Bucharest Zoo can be fun for both children and adults fascinated by the beauty of the fauna representative of many corners of the world. It is one of the most exciting sights in Bucharest, where you can spend your free time with family and friends.

The Bucharest Zoo offers various animal species, birds and reptiles. The beauty of these species will definitely conquer you, and you will have some sublime memories in the capital of Romania at the end of a visit to the zoo.



Bucharest Zoo History

Bucharest Zoo is situated in Sector. The Municipal Household Section of the People's Council of the Capital built the park in 1955 as a service. Small herds of animals were then dispersed across Baneasa Forest, Carol I, Cismigiu, and Herastrau parks.
The Baneasa Zoological Corner had an increased concentration of animals between 1955 and 1959; the first visiting season began on May 1, 1959.
The organization changed its name to the Bucharest Zoo in 1962. That same year it was listed in the International Zoo Yearbook (International Zoo Yearbook, edited by the Zoological Society of London).

How to get to Bucharest Zoo?

Bucharest Zoo

Only the STB 301 line of public transportation will bring you here. The bus 301 line is the only public transport that can take you there.
If you like to go by subway, go to Aviatorilor Metro Station, take the 301 (from Charles de Gaulle Station), and exit at Gradina Zoologica Station.
If you want to go there in your personal car, you can park anywhere along the trail leading to the zoo, but there is a free parking lot on the property.

Bucharest Zoo Program


Bucharest Zoo

Depending on the season, the program at the Bucharest Zoo is as follows:

April 1 – October 31 Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
November 1 – March 31 Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
Adults: 15 lei
Children (aged over 2 years), Pupils, Students or Pensioners: 7 lei
Tickets are purchased from the counters near the entrance and scanned to be allowed access.



You will see a broad range of creatures, including birds, reptiles, and fish, at the Bucharest Zoo.

They are species that have been imported from every continent in the world and are adapted to various habitats, including marshes, mountains, deserts, and woods. Visit the zoo's official website to find them all organized by categories and sections, along with some descriptive information on each species.

Visiting Bucharest ZOO can be pleasant, a source of joy for the kids, and a getaway from the busy metropolis.

If you want to extend your nature stroll, remember that you are at the very edge of Baneasa Forest. Especially if you arrived here by bus, you are welcome to stroll around the woodland. The bus stop is waiting for you at the opposite end of the woods. A relaxing walk through the first will clear your mind and recharge your batteries. The forest is a paradise for any nature lover, an escape from crowded Bucharest will make you feel closer to the wild heart of nature.


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