Things to see in Sofia
The Zoo: The zoo was initially situated in downtown Sofia, but due to the rapid growth of the collection it was moved to its present location which is easy to reach from the centre of city but close to the mountains. According to the latest reports, approximately 1,113 animals from 244 species can be seen in the park, some of which are endangered. Along with representatives of the local fauna like deer, wolves, foxes and brown bears, the visitors can encounter hippos, rhinos, elephants, zebras, lions, panthers, monkeys and apes. Many exotic species of fish, reptiles and amphibians can be seen in the aquarium and terrarium.
Sofia Land: is a newly acquired attraction in Sofia, situated in close proximity to the Sofia Zoo and the Boris Gardens. It opened to visitors in the autumn of 2002. Even though it is rather small, the park has a good variety of amusements including several different carousels, a 'tower experience' offering a good view over the city from a height of 43m combined with a free fall, a 400m long and 15m high roller coaster and a 'Wild River' ride on the water channels.
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