10 Zoos to explore in Austria
Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. The country has achieved a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index.
The Affenberg Landskron is a zoo in Villach and at the same time Austria's largest monkey enclosure with around 160 Japanese macaques . The keeping of animals is semi-free compared to other zoos, which means that the animals live in a fenced, wooded property, which represents a 40,000 m² habitat for the monkeys. The Affenberg is a category A zoo operation under Austrian law. It has around 120,000 visitors annually and does not receive any public funding.
Alpenzoo Innsbruck is a zoo located in the town Insbruck, in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is one of the highest elevation zoos in Europe. It is located in impressive position at the foot of the Nordkette mountain range fringing Innsbruck and provides an insight into the alpine animal world. Besides it offers a great view on the fascinating mountains as well as the city.
The Grünau zoo is home to around 500 animals. At the beginning only native wild animals lived in the wildlife park. In the course of time, animal species from other continents were added, including animal species that are now also living in the wild in Austria, such as raccoons and fallow deer.
A majestic zoo at Schloss Herberstein in Styria, Austria. It has so many animals and birds and also Due to the steep slopes around the castle Herberstein, count Johann Maximilian I zu Herberstein chose to give up the idea of keeping cattle around the castle, and he chose to bring fallow deer from Italy, to browse the environment around the castle and this became the origin of the present zoo.
The White Zoo Kernhof has been successfully involved in promoting the continued existence of the specially colored big cats for years. This also includes ongoing exchange programs with other zoos around the world. A guided visit to the majestic Bengal Tiger shows the outdoor enclosure and the indoor area. Visitors can get particularly close to them from a special grandstand. Interesting information about the population, life and keeping of the white Bengal tiger round off the tour.
A beautiful zoo which was reserved for replies. The animal population shows a cross-section through the reptile world living today: from the largest giant snake in the world, the reticulated python; to the most venomous snake in the world, the taipan; the largest venomous snake in the world, the king cobra or various lizards such as crocodiles and rhinoceros iguanas. According to its own information, it is the largest and most species-rich reptile zoo in Austria.
Hellbrunn zoo is just the right size for a family day out. located on the outskirts of Salzburg. Herre over 800 animals have found a home in a zoo that is charmingly located between the splendid Hellbrunn Palace and the impressive baroque fountains in the palace grounds.
Schönbrunn Zoo was established by the Habsburgs in the park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna’s 13th district of Hietzing in 1752 and is today the world’s oldest zoo that is still in operation. It presents around 8,000 animals from 700 species on an area of 17 hectares. Anthony Sheridan’s zoo rankings recognised Schönbrunn Zoo as the best zoo in Europe five times in a row.
Over 600 animals await you on your visit to the local and exotic fauna. Over 600 animals await you on your visit to the local and exotic fauna.There are cuddly animals to hold, a selected collection of mammals , a variety of birds and reptiles. They are all to be found at the zoo, which is located half-way up the Pöstlingberg. As an excursion destination the children´s zoo is always popular with the little ones.
Schmiding Zoo is a zoo at Schloss Schmiding, a castle in Upper Austria. The zoo displays the largest walk-through aviary in the world and it also includes an aquarium, der Aquazoo, which is Austria's largest marine aquarium. There are also so many interesting displays to see and also it is an iconic attraction in this area.