About the Zoo
About the Zoo
The zoo of Nyíregyháza is situated in a distance of 5 km from Nyíregyháza, in the holiday resort of Sóstó, where the beach, the village museum and the forest offer various entertainment facilites for the visitors. The zoo is placed deep in a forest in is antouched environment.
In the 35 hectare area, the so-called „continents” welcome the visitors as if they could walk around the world and observe how the animals live in the different parts of the world.
The entering visitors are welcome first by the arctic panorama, where they can see - through glass walls - the polar bears swimming in their large pool. On the same route, they can watch the feeding of the seals and penguins, respectively they can get acquainted with an another important animal of the northern nations, the reindeer.
House of birds
Mainly breeding takes place in the House of birds that is not open for visitors but they can observe the parrots in the outdoor aviary. Numerous pairs hatch out eggs continuously and also raise them but some of them are hand-reared.
This is the scene of a colorful exhibition containing the animals and plants of the tropical rainforest. The majority of the monkeys can be seen here, from the smallest marmosets to the biggest apes, like the orang-utans.
The birds placed here contribute to the atmosphere of the rain forest not only with their feathers but also with their special song. The island of crocodiles, the piranha waterfall and the cave of bats are also situated in this building.
In the monkey forest, the visitors find themselves among the Madagascar monkeys, and they have the opportunity to take a walk among these friendly creatures.
Here, we would like our visitors to get acquainted with some exotic plants. There are numerous trees, bushes and scubs planted here with an educational purpose. Our visitors can touch the different trees and crops such as lemons, mandarines and oranges.
The park shows the fauna of the Carpathian Basin from the beginnings, since the zoo was started with these animals. We can see not only the animals lived in this region a long time ago but also the relationship between people and animals.
Hungarian farm yard
The Hungarian farm yard presents all the domestic animals that have surrounded the farmers throughout the centuries.
Visitors can walk among unique Hungarian domestic animals such as the mangalica pig, the racka sheep of Transylvania and Hortobágy, or the Hungarian grey cattle.
African Panorama is home for the African elephants, white rhinoceroses, antelopes, as well as rarer species, such as cheetahs and colobus monkeys. Visitors can walk through a 300-metre-long bamboo bridge, which offers an excellent view of the animals of the African Savannah, and even allows visitors to touch some of the inhabitans, such as the giraffes.
In 2007, the Tarzan's Trail was expanded with spectaculars like pygmy hippopotamus, flamingo, crocodil and meercat. Visitors also can get an insight into the life of a Masai village.
Bennett's wallabies and emus live in the enclosures representing Australia. The one for our wallaby group with approximately 20 members is located in a shady forest. The other enclosure is for the emus, whose hatch out poison-green eggs in winter-time.
The North-America exhibit presents the buffalos that are the main food of Indians, respectively the pumas that are always on the lurk and the playfull racoons.
Green Pyramid and Ocenarium
The newest additions and pride of the Zoo are the Green Pyramid and Ocenarium, which present the flora and fauna of the Indonesian archipelago on a total 4000 square metres covering three levels.
The animals of the Green Pyramid include a five-member orangutan family, and a Komodo dragon couple, which are considered to be one of the most dangerous predator species in the world and are rarely seen in European zoos. The staff of the Zoo hopes that the dragons will mate resulting in an extended family.
The largest, half-million-litre tank of the Ocenarium is home for six sharks and hundreds of other marine animals and plants, whose well-being are ensured by salt water made with over 20 tons of sea salt.
Sosto Zoo is home for over 5000 animals, 500 species, the country’s widest variety of bears, thick-skinned animals, and big cats. It is also the only place in Hungary where both African and Asian elephants, along with rhinoceros from both Africa and Asia can be seen.