20 Zoos to explore in Germany
Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.
Hannover Zoo is the fifth oldest zoo in Germany, established in 1865. The zoo attracts over 1,000,000 visitors per annum, and it is home to more than 3,000 animals in 237 species. The zoo gardens has a great and enjoyable atmosphere, with many activities.
Founded in 1933 and opened for the public on 20 November 1934, the zoo was totally destroyed during bombings in March 1945. Since 1972, the reformation began and slowly added more and more animal enclosures which includes an elephant house that was opened in 2010.
Osnabrück Zoo has an area of (23.5 ha). Opened in 1936, the zoo houses over 3000 animals from 300 species, it is also a home for the rare hybrid Grolar Bear. The zoo attracts over million visitors annually, Located in Klaus-Strick, Osnabrück, Germany.
The Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Lower Saxony is a zoo and leisure park in North Germany. It features four zones: Animal World, Water World, Monkey World, Leisure World. The Serengeti Park houses four shows daily, and offers 300 beds for overnight stays.
The Grand Garden of Dresden is the largest in Dresden, built in the Baroque style 1676, located in Dresden, Germany. In 1814 the garden was opened to become a public garden. The garden houses a Baroque Summer Palace, Dresden Zoo, and Dresden Botanical Garden.
Tierpark Hagenbeck is a 100 year old zoo, it covers an area of 25 ha ( 62 acres ). This unique zoo features a children’s playground, Japanese park, and an aquarium, and it is home for more than 2500 animals. Its a great family destination, the park is located in Stellingen, a quarter in Hamburg, Germany.
A 40 hectare (99 acres) zoological garden in Munich, situated on the right bank of the river Isar. A high ratio of enclosures are cageless, relying upon moat features to keep the animals in place. The zoo was the first zoo in the world not organized by species, but also by geographical aspects. The zoo focuses on conservation and captive breeding rare species such as the rare drill and silvery gibbons. Also, gorillas, giraffes, elephants, wood bison, elk, and Arctic foxes were successfully bred
Weltvogelpark Walsrode is a bird park located in Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the largest bird park in the world with an area of 24 hectares. The park houses rare birds and 4,400 birds of over 675 species, visitors can enjoy watching the beautiful birds and feed them.
Spread in an area of about 30 hectares (0.30 km2), it houses around 11,500 animals from around the world composed of roughly 1,200 species and roughly 6000 plants from all climates. Wilhelma receives gorilla juveniles rejected by their mother and reared by the zookeepers. At age 2-3, the gorillas are sent back to their original zoo(s).
The wolf park is located in a small forest on over 25 acres. Werner Freund, a researcher who devoted his entire life to studying wolves raises packs of wolfs in the park. The park has grey wolves of Europe, and white wolves of Alaska, Indian wolves and Siberian wolves.
Oldest and best-known zoo in Germany. It covers 35 hectares (86.5 acres) and has about 1,380 different species and over 20,200 animals, presenting one of the most comprehensive collections of species in the world. It is the most-visited zoo in Europe and one of the most popular worldwide. Regular animal feedings are among its most famous attractions.
Zoo Leipzig is amongst the best zoos in the world, with an area of 27 hectares the zoo houses around 850 species. It also has bred more than 2,000 lions, 250 rare Siberian tigers, and other carnivores like bears. The zoo also has large glasshouse contains tropical plants and approximately 17,000 plants.
Founded in April 1949 as Ruhr-Zoo, it is one of the most modern zoological gardens in Germany. It is known for its panoramas and cultural approach. The main attractions are big animals, mostly mammals; The zoo has no aquarium, insectarium, or other smaller animal facilities.