The Bursa Zoo is a nice little animal park located in Bursa’s Soganli neighborhood next to Bursa’s spacious Botanic Park. Situated on 20 hectares of tree-shaded green space, the zoo houses 700 animals representing nearly 100 species from all over the world. Though the park boasts a large number of animals endemic to Turkey, the zoo’s prized feature is the excellent African savannah habitat, where giraffes, zebras, ostriches, and storks freely roam on the large grassy range. Surrounding the savannah, other African animal exhibits include lions, baboons, small mammals, and birds. In addition to the Africa exhibits, other exceptional features include the waterfowl habitats, a children’s zoo, and a reproduction traditional Turkish village.
The Bursa Zoo opened in its current location in 1998. With a rehabilitation clinic, research and education programs, and well-planned natural habitats, Bursa Zoo seeks to become a world-class zoological center in line with European standards.
The small but lovely Bursa Zoo is a nice place to spend a fun and relaxing afternoon with the kids. The zoo is interesting, easy to navigate, and nicely curated.