Lovech is among Bulgaria's most picturesque towns. Known as the Town of Lilacs, it boasts many beautiful and interesting sites, but the Zoo is one of the most attractive.
It was established in the 1960s and is Bulgaria's largest in terms of area and number of animals, second only to Sofia's Zoo. Located at Stratesh Park, it covers an area of over 11 ha among a natural forest and well maintained meadows and alleys. This makes it an attractive recreational area for both locals and tourists.
Over 450 animals of 64 species are housed in the Zoo. They list exotic species from all the continents, such as lion, tiger, dromedary, Bactrian camel, European bison, Przewalski's horse, alpaca, South American coati, racoon, Sika, red and European fallow deer, European mouflon, brown bear, four monkey species, parrots. The zoo also houses rare and protected Bulgarian species.
Another of the zoo's attractions are the wild piglets that walk freely on the alleys and return to their cages on their own.
The high number of births is evidence that the zoo's inhabitants are taken proper care of. In recent years, at the zoo were born a bison, a monkey, several deers, a Tibetan yak and others.
A variety of birds also inhabit the zoo: red golden, ring necked and silver pheasant, talking Grey parrot and others.
Lovech Zoo can be reached by foot from the Alley of Bulgarian-Russian Friendship, the White and Black Monument, Vasil Levski's monument, Vasil Levski Museum and Varosha traditional quarter.
The Zoo is open during all holidays!
Summer: daily from 9 am till 6:30 pm
Winter: daily from 8:30 am till 4:30 pm
Lovech, Stratesh Park
0884 704 060