Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
November 23, 2005
Ljubljana Zoo is in a lovely location on the southern slopes of Roznik, which is the hill that dominates Tivoli Park. The zoo itself is some 20 to 30 minutes' walk from town, but there is a bus service (inquire at the station). PLEASE NOTE: There is no bus service in winter, and we had to get the staff to call us a taxi to get back into town!
The zoo is housed in a semi-forested area, which means it all looks quite natural and therefore has the feel more of a nature park than a zoo. As well as domestic animals, there is an elephant (he looked pretty unhappy), impalas, a leopard, bears (now sleeping for the winter), baboons, and chimpanzees amongst other animals. This is not a large zoo and doesn't have a great number of exotic species. It is, however, compact and interesting enough and accordingly priced. There are plenty of toilets dotted around and two cafes. The only award it'll win will be "Ljubljana Zoo of the Year," but it's fair for an odd afternoon.
From journal Delightful Ljubljana