25 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.
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.
The Magdeburg Zoological Garden, or Magdeburg Zoo for short, is a zoological garden in Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt. The 16-hectare zoo in Magdeburg is visited by around 340,000 visitors every year. It has a parkland and a large playground for children. In 2016, around 1,400 animals belonging to over 210 species or races lived in the zoo.
Opened in 1865, it is one of the oldest zoos in Germany, having about 4.400 animals and 250 species. In 13 November 2010, 26 animals were killed and several animals suffered severe burns due to a fire at the zoo.
The Halle Zoo, also called the Halle Mountain Zoo, was laid out in 1901 on the 130-meter-high Reilsberg in the north of Halle (Saale) in the Giebichenstein district. With a total area of nine hectares, it is one of the smaller zoos. Due to its structure in several levels around the mountain, the terrain appears to be much larger than it actually is.
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.