The Berlin Zoo was opened in 1844 and is the oldest zoo in Germany. It is located west of Berlin and covers an area of over 35 hectares. The Asian themed front gate makes an impressive front entrance to this truly remarkable and popular zoo.
The zoo is renowned internationally for its collection of over 15000 animals including pandas, hippos, orangutans, polar bears, king penguins and elephants. There is also a well stocked international bird aviary containing over 500 birds.
Like so many other German buildings, the zoo was completely destroyed in World War II and only a handful of animals survived. A new modern zoo was constructed in its place displaying many of the animals in enclosures that mimic their natural environment.
This has contributed to a successful captive breeding program at the zoo. One of the most popular births was that of the polar bear Knut, which created news around the globe in 2005. They have also been successful at breeding animals such as, African black rhinoceroses, marsh and pampas deer and a variety of monkeys.
There are scheduled feeding times throughout the day and these are very well attended with visitors able to watch the animals being fed.
The children's zoo is popular because it gives them opportunities to actually interact and touch some of the animals.
The zoo has a wide selection of food available, with eateries both inside and out. The main restaurant can seat nearly 200 people.
The zoo is serviced by a well run transport system, with the Zoo Bahnhof, a major hub station, located nearby.
The zoo is open all year round.
Located beside the zoo is its aquarium, opened in 1913. It stretches over several floors and has a comprehensive range of aquatic organisms from all over the world. It also houses reptiles, amphibians and insects. You can purchase a separate ticket just to visit the aquarium or combine it with the zoo entry fee.
Allow several hours to view the zoo.
Berlin Zoo Reviews
One of the finest zoo\'s in Europe with over 14,000 animals. The zoo is situated in a spacious park with many surprising attractions don\'t forget to visit the nocturnal area unless you\'re scared of the dark! One warning don\'t expect to spend an hour there and see all the animals you will need at least a day! Buy a combined ticket in order to see the main zoo, reptile house and aquarium.
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