Entertainment > Zoo > Obora Žehušice
, 535 01 Žehušice
GPS: 49° 58' 02" N 15° 24' 44" E
Tel.: +420 466 977 145
The game-park with an area of 270 ha, it keeps one of few herds of white deer in the world, originally from Persia or India, amounting 130 heads. The game-park was founded by the aristocratic family of Thun-Hohenstein in the style of an English park on a site of a dried pond by planting rare species. The original pond dam forms the main circle trail through the park and gives it a particular impression. A moderating impression also has the vast meadow with a group of trees that is irrigated by a sophisticated network of water streams leading from the Mlýnský creek on one side of the park into the river Doubrava on the opposite side. The park also houses a herd of black alteration of fallow deer in the amount of 130 heads.
There is a castle(has a shape of letter „H“ and features an area of 46 x 38 m) adjoining the game-park. The castle park is located above the castle and with its composition it fluently changes into the game-park. Originally, it was conceived as a French park, however later it was modified in the style of English gardens. There are many rare trees and shrubs planted in the park that are organised in picturesque groups. Walks leading between them have several bridges over the Mlýnský creek flowing through the park. In the middle of the park, there is a romantic water pool with fish with an area of 3000 m2.