Ljubljana Zoo


The 20-hectare zoo, on the southern slope of Rožnik Hill (394m), contains some 500 animals representing almost 120 species and is an upbeat and well-landscaped menagerie. There's a petting zoo and lots of other activities for children; consult the website for feeding schedules.

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