The activity of the zoological garden has also expanded to include educational, study and scientific activities. These functions in the crocodile zoo are and will be particularly performed in the zoological museum, which is now being established concurrently with the Zoo development and also thanks to the Zoo operator’s own collection.
The initial intention of collecting osteological preparations, particularly skulls and complete crocodile skeletons, has expanded, over the course of time, to include all vertebrates. Hence, the collection now comprises more than 1,200 exhibits, mostly comprehensive systematic groups of vertebrates, e.g. cats, bears, elephants, rhinos, hornbills and others. A fraction representing parts of the collection is exhibited at the Zoo, while its greater part has been placed in the depository. We assume that the complete collection, being part of the Zoo, will be exhibited to the public by the end of 2010.