Zoologischer Garten Saarbrücken


City: Saarbrücken

Country: Germany

State: Saarland


Opend 1932


Species 140

This small zoo especially shows primates, like gorillas, lemurs as well as interesting species like the ring-tailed mongoose

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Last visit 2012

Saarbrücker Zoo
Graf-Stauffenberg-Straße 1
D - 66121 Saarbrücken


Phone nr 06821-9053600

Open minimum 9am-5pm



Entrance fee

  • Adult 9,90 Euro
  • Child 5,- Euro

Annual card
  • Adult 35,- Euro
  • Child 15,- Euro
  • Family* 75,- Euro
* Family cards are valid for 2 parents and theire children

Cildren will love the petting zoo and there are daily flight shows with birds of prey

History: The zoo was opend on 24th March 1932 by the city and Gustav Moog. Moog had the time from 1 March 30 September to show that a zoo would be a success or the City would not aprove of it. All ready the 10th July 1932 visitor number 100.000 came! The first animals shown, which Moog borrowed from other zoos, were yaks, Arabian camels, different goat and sheep species, llamas, donkeys, zebu cattle, collared-mangabey, crab-eating macaque, raccoons and domestic birds. The following year the high light was a lion show. 1934 was the beginning of a building periode, starting with a penguin enclosure, 1935 rocky enclosures for bears, 1936 a monkey house, 1937 a carnivore house and 1938 a show house (the year late the zoos first elephant moved to this house, befor it was send to Dresden). 1935 Hitler was elected and so the zoo became a part of the german front line. 1939 the city was evacuated and so was its animals, except the large animals - they were shot. Moog and his animals moved to the Berlin Zoo. Moog stayed in Berlin to 1943 and from then he moved to Mulhouse in Alsace/France. After world war 2 and to 1948 he was a war prissonor of France. Returning to Saarbrücken Moog wanted to rebuild the zoo, but the old place was not an option. Instead he therefor was thinking of an former quarry. The city agreed the 25th November 1949 and easter 1950 it was opened at the place you find it today. Eagle owls parots and rhesus macaques where among the first animals. The zoo did not hove any heated house so tropical monkeys had to be kept above a store house. The animals then where on show for an extra fee. After a few years the zoo got the Tropicarium. In 1965 the first lions arrived. Since the 1 April 1955 the zoo is a department of the city. The following years the zoo expanded, this was stoped by a city block build in the 1960s. Though in 1971 the zoo was extendet a bit. Since the zoo had a long time of neglection and 2010 it had to sell 3 hectare. Since 2008 though it follows a master plan so that the cheetahs, seals and mandrills got a new enclosure. 2013 the gorillas got a new enclosure.
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After paying the entrance fee we turn right to se the Jaguar, South Americas largest cat. Next is the South America house with South American tapirs and cotton top tamarins.  Turning right we meet the penguins. Across is a reptil house, here you also find animals like the ringtailed lemur. Behind it we find the mandrill. In general this is a monkey area, also home for crab-eating macaques and drills. Then we look at the red river hog and the Sarus crane. At the seal pool we turn right to find aviaries for gibbons. Behind the there is a petting zoo with goats. Turning right we meet the serval and the yak. On the right hand then is a bird house, home for among others the kea. Turning left then its time to see high land cattle, guanacos and a bit later the manul. At the restaurant we then turn right to see welsh goat. Across are the bactrian camels and a bit later the rhea. On the left we the have the cheetah and on the right the wester lowland gorilla. At the house for great apes we turn right to see kangaroos, emus and meerkats. Following the owl aviaries we soon meet corsac fox, the tarpan and place to ride ponys. Before passing the bridge we look at the Ardennes horse. On the other side we meet giraffes and zebras. In theire house is a noctural zoo with aardvarks and pottos among other. Now heading for the exit passing the restaurant once more we meet flamingos.

DE: Dieser kleine Zoo zeigt insbesonders Lemuren und hat einen sehr interessanten Nachtzoo. Selten zu sehen sind Drills und Ringelschwanzmungos

DK: Denne lille have viser især lemurer og har en interessant natzoo. Sjælden vist bliver bl.a. drillen og den ringhalet mangust
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