At the beginning of the 20th century animals were living in the parks of București. It was like having multiple micro-zoological gardens. Then in 1955 the 5,8 hectares large central zoo at the city quarter Băneasa (sector 1) was founded. Today it is educating visitors by showing them many local and exotic animals.
If you want to visit the zoological garden and are not travelling by car there is no chance to avoid buses. The zoo is located north of the airport, and you need to take bus 301 to Grădina zoologică. You can hop-on at Piața Romană or Aviatorilor; just make sure to get a ticket in advance and to identify the correct bus stop.