City Zoo & Botanical Garden
- XIV Állatkerti körút 6-12
- 1 273 4900
- adult/student & child/family 1690/1190/4800Ft
- 9am-6.30pm Mon-Thu, to 7pm Fri-Sun May-Aug, 9am-5.30pm Mon-Thu, to 6pm Fri-Sun Apr & Sep, 9am-5pm Mon-Thu, to 5.30pm Fri-Sun Mar & Oct, 9am-4pm Nov-Feb
Lonely Planet review for City Zoo & Botanical Garden
This large zoo and garden, which opened with 500 animals in 1866, has a good collection (big cats, hippopotamuses, polar bear, giraffe), but most visitors come for a glimpse of the calves born in recent years by artificial insemination to Lulu the white rhinoceros. Away from the beasties, have a look at the Secessionist animal houses built in the early part of the 20th century, such as the renovated Elephant House with pachyderm heads in beetle-green Zsolnay ceramic, and the Palm House with an aquarium erected by the Eiffel Company of Paris.