Zoo Hoyerswerda is a zoological garden in Hoyerswerda. On an area of six hectares there are approximately 1044 animals in 120 forms and 120 plants in 56 species. The zoo attracts around 150.000 visitors annually and is located in the center of the old town, right next to the castle.
The foundation started with the initiative of a nature lover who settled some exotic ducks and swans at the castle moat in the early 1950s. Zoo Hoyerswerda has emerged from the former zoo since 1994. One of the biggest attractions is the new tropical house, which opened in 1997.
Below a small selection of photos taken during a visit to the zoo. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.