A statue at the entrance to the Ljubljana Zoo © espinr
The quaint Ljubljana Zoo is situated in a forested area a short walk from the city centre. The small size of the zoo gives visitors a more intimate experience with opportunities to handle some of the animals, particularly the scary ones such as snakes and scorpions. Other animals at the zoo include wild cats, lions, sea lions, giraffes, elephants and as well as over 100 other spiecies. Feeding times and training exhibitions are staged throughout the day, and a schedule is available on the website. The zoo offers visitors to Slovenia a chance to stray from the normal tourist list of things to do in Ljubljana, and provides family vacationers with a wonderful way to entertain the children.
Address: Vecna pot 70
Telephone: +386 (0)1 2442 188
Opening times: November to February: 9am-4pm; March and October: 9am-5pm; September: 9am-6pm; April to August 9am-7pm. Closed December 25.
Admission: €8 adults, €5.50 children. Other concessions available.