There is so much to see in the historic areas of Prague that visitors often don't consider a visit to a zoo. But do consider adding one day to your itinerary for a visit.
Prague Zoo is the most visited zoological garden in the Czech Republic. Annual visitor numbers are around 1.3 million.
Prague Zoo is a few kilometres outside the city centre, but fairly easy to get to by public transport. There are 5000 animals and 650 species at the zoo, well organised over 69 hectares. The grounds stretch from a lush river valley up a steep, rocky escarpment to rolling meadows. The views at the summit are spectacular.
Over the course of 4 or 5 hours you should be able to cover most areas. Animals range from penguins, sea lions, lions, tigers and elephants to Markhor and Ibex - superbly held in mountain enclosures. Giraffes also have a huge valley to roam through.
Prague Zoo is well worth a visit, not just for the animals, but also for the pleasant countryside.