Ljubljana Zoo
Ljubljana Zoo is a zoo
A zoological garden, zoological park, menagerie, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures, displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred....

 in Ljubljana
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city. It is the centre of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. It is located in the centre of the country in the Ljubljana Basin, and is a mid-sized city of some 270,000 inhabitants...

, Slovenia
Slovenia , officially the Republic of Slovenia , is a country in Central and Southeastern Europe touching the Alps and bordering the Mediterranean. Slovenia borders Italy to the west, Croatia to the south and east, Hungary to the northeast, and Austria to the north, and also has a small portion of...

. It serves as the national zoo of Slovenia.

The zoo, covering 19.6 hectares (48.4 acre), is situated on the southern slope of the Rožnik
The Rožnik District or simply Rožnik is a city district of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It consists of much of Rožnik Hill and includes also Tivoli Park. The Ljubljana Zoo is located here....

hill, in a natural environment of woods and meadows is about a 20 minute walk from the city center. The zoo is notable in that the city is at the intersection of the Alpine, Pannonian and Mediterranean habitats and has 152 species and a total of 580 animals.

It is open daily during the summer from 9:00 to 19:00 and from 9:00 to 16:00 in winter.

Tourists can obtain a Ljubljana Card pass and get a 15 percent discount on accessing the zoo.

They are one of the only places to have one of the last possible Barbary lion otherwise extinct

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