Nyíregyháza Zoo


Discover our world in the Nyíregyháza Zoo! Sóstó ZOO = 500 species + 5,000 animals + 30 hectares

The Nyíregyháza Zoo, often called ‘the zoo of zoos’ is located in a 30-hectare oak forest where 5,000 animals of 500 species live in yards resembling their natural habitat. Wherever possible, guests are separated from the animals only by a dry ditch or water-ditch.


4431 Nyíregyháza-Sóstógyógyfürdő, Sóstói út
+36 42 479-702
+36 42 479-703


Opening hours

26 March – end of August: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
September: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
October: 9 a.m. – until dark
27 October – end of March: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


A visit here actually feels like an adventure in the wild. The rare animals such as the Sumatran tiger, the Komodo dragon, and the Indian rhinoceros living here are placed according to their continents, so visiting them is like a journey round the world.

It’s worth returning to the park each year, as – thanks to the developments and investments – you can find something new here each time.

Main attractions of the Zoo

  • Oceanarium
  • 500,000-litre glass corridor with sharks
  • Asian jungle with a gigantic waterfall
  • Adventure trail with a suspension bridge, presenting the wildlife of South America
  • A long winding bamboo bridge in 3 metres height
  • Seal show
  • Parrot show
  • Lemur forest

Prizes, recognitions

The Zoo won the Europe’s best zoo award in the below-500,000 visitors category in 2015 and 2018, in 2017 it was voted the Touristic Attraction of the Year on the szallas.hu website. The ‘Green Pyramid and Oceanarium’ building won a special award at the world’s most famous property development competition.


Accommodations near the Zoo

If you want to visit the Zoo, it’s best to choose one of our accommodations nearby. Do you want to wake up to the lion’s roar? Then let us recommend you the zoo’s hotel, Hotel Jungle, which is a curiosity in the whole of Europe. The hotel is directly connected to the Zoo, and the fee of accommodation includes unlimited visits.

Pictures of the Zoo


Address: 4431 Nyíregyháza-Sóstógyógyfürdő, Sóstói út

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