|7 hectares (17.3 acres)
|No. of animals
|No. of species
The zoo was founded by Zdeněk Sokolíček and opened on 8 August 1965. After the years of the heyday came the critical phase, which culminated in 1990. There was a choice to either close down the zoo, or invest considerable funds and preserve it. It was decided to renovate the devastated garden, which served primarily as a winter habitat for animals from circuses and menageries. With the arrival of the new director Josef Kachlík steps were taken to develop the old garden into a modern zoo.
As of 2021, the zoo keeps 1197 animals in 123 species or breeds. The breeding is focused primarily at domestic and farm animals from around the world.