18. 8. 2014
Prague Zoo ranked 7th among the best zoos in the world.
The largest travel site TripAdvisor published a ranking of the world's most popular zoos, which originated through the evaluation of millions of users. Prague Zoo placed seventh on it, which confirmed its worldwide popularity.
"Comparing and ranking zoos to determine the order of which is the best is, in my opinion, virtually impossible. Many things would have to be taken into consideration such as the number of animals, the number of species, breeding success, conditions for the animals, the number of visitors, comfort for visitors, supplementary programs, location, area - as well as many other parameters, "says Miroslav Bobek, director of Prague Zoo. "So it’s not about the order, but to be among the elite - that definitely yes. And Prague Zoo, thanks to its excellent breeding, outstanding exhibits, popularity with the public and the implementation of in situ projects, definitely belongs among the world's elite.”
The travel server had individual zoos evaluated by its users. It was a sample of millions of people who were involved in the evaluation. "Visiting Prague Zoo was one of the highlights of our holiday," confided one of the evaluators on the website. "The zoo is huge and you can spend many, many hours there. The animals have spacious runs and appear to be very well taken care of. "
"It's one of the most beautiful zoos in the world, which I visited with my wife. Prepare for a rich, all-day program. You will have the opportunity to meet with animals from all continents. The view of Prague and its surroundings from the zoo is also breathtaking. Very clean everywhere. Congratulations to all the staff who are involved in the running of this attraction, "says another one of the users.
On the basis of the evaluation of individual users of the portal TripAdvisor.com, a list of the 25 most popular zoos in the world was created. Prague zoo is ranked in the top ten.
1. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, US
2. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, USA
3. Loro Parque, Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife), Spain
4. St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, USA
5. Singapore Zoo, Singapore
6. Chester Zoo, Chester, United Kingdom
7. Prague Zoo, Prague, Czech Republic
8. Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria
9. Bioparc Valencia, Valencia, Spain
10. Gramado Zoo, Gramado, Brazil
"Seventh place confirms that Prague Zoo is in the public’s opinion, the best of the best," concludes Miroslav Bobek. At the end of 2007, Prague Zoo was once before among the world's elite. Forbes Traveler magazine then published a list of the fifteen best zoos in the world, on which Prague Zoo was included among other world "greats".