Visitor’s rules | PécsZoo

Visitor’s rules

  • Rules are valid in the Pécs Zoo from September 1st, 2015 until revocation.
  • Please follow the rules of the Zoo!
  • The instructions of the zoo staff must be obeyed!
  • The zoo can be visited by anyone, who obeys visitors’s rules and has a valid ticket to the Pécs Zoo.
  • Last entry to the zoo is one hour before closing time.
  • Zoo opening hours can vary from the displayed opening hours.
  • People with incapacity can visit the zoo only with a supervisor.
  • Walking on the grass and bringing dogs or other pets into the palace gardens, including the zoo, is forbidden.
  • We welcome people who wish to film or take pictures for private purposes. Commercial photography or filming requires permission rom the management. Please note the ban on flashes in certain buildings.
  • Entering into restricted areas and/or areas protected by safety fence and touching the animals is dangerous. The Zoo is not liable for any accidents caused by such behaviour.
  • Our animals are sensitive, so only feed them with zoo tidbits. Where it is explicitly prohibited by sign, please refrain from feeding even with zoo tidbits.
  • Please only smoke at the designated smoking areas. These are marked by signs.
  • Animals also need their breaks. Please do not try to attract the animals` attention with loud calls, knocking on the glass, etc. Radios and similar devices must be turned off; music and loud noises are not allowed.
  • The zoo staff is authorized to expel visitors, who don’t obey the rules, from the zoo.
  • Visitors are responsible for and should make amends for the damages the make.
  • Organising programs, selling goods in the territory of the zoo can be done only with a special permit.
  • During construction works not all animals can be viewed.
  • The instructions of the zoo staff must be obeyed.
  • Everyone is responsible for their own safety.
  • The zoo is not liable for the damages caused by the improper use of the toys and installation by the visitors.
  • The zoo is not liable for the accidents caused by not obeying the ‘Visitors’ rules’ and the warning signals.
  • In case of an injury, please contact zoo staff.

Paddock Policy

  • The Visitors’ Policy of the Zoo applies to the paddock.
  • The paddock can only be visited during opening hours, in the presence and with the permission of a Zoo paddock supervisor or caretaker.
  • Entry and exit is only possible through the lock-gate and, at any given moment, no more than one door wing of the lock-gate system may be open. If there is an animal in the lock-gate system, please ask for the runway supervisor’s help before exit!
  • Visitors can visit the paddock at their own responsibility.
  • Persons under 14 years of age may only enter the paddock with adult supervision.
  • Animals in the paddock may cause injuries to visitors; if that happens, please notify the closest caretaker or the paddock supervisor.
  • It is forbidden to leave the path designated for visitors in the paddock.
  • It is forbidden to feed the animals in the paddock without permission and supervision by a Zoo employee or with any fodder not approved by the Zoo.
  • At any given moment, there may be no more than 15 persons in the paddock. It is forbidden to lift the animals, or touch or feed them against their will.
  • Please be aware that the animals in the paddock may climb onto visitors. In this case, ask for the paddock supervisor’s help.
  • In the paddock, please avoid sudden movements and any behaviour that may disturb the animals, and do not tease the animals.
  • If a visitor disturbs the institution’s rules of operation or the animals’ rest, or endangers the animals’ physical integrity, or behaves in an outrageous or offensive way, Zoo employees may call the visitor to stop such behaviour and, if necessary, to leave the paddock or the Zoo immediately, and may ask for help from the police if required.
  • Visitors are liable to compensate any damage caused by them.
  • Zoo employees are authorised to close the paddock from visitors if the rest or health of the animals so justifies.