Tierpark Cottbus


City: Cottbus

Country: Germany

State: Brandenburg


Opend 1st June 1954


Species 165

This small zoo shows regular zoo amimals from Asian elephants to otters. It is also the only zoo in Europe having the lesser adjudant

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Last visitet 2012



Tierpark Cottbus

Kiekebuscher Straße 5
D 03042 Cottbus








Phone 0355-35553-60



Open 9am-5pm



Entrance fee

  • Adult 7,- Euro
  • Child 3,50 Euro
  • Family*/** 12,-/19,- Euro

*Family ticket are valid for 1 adult and 3 children
**Family ticket are valid for 2 adults and 4 children


Annual card

  • Adult 30,- Euro 
  • Child 15,- Euro 

Kids will love the petting area where they can pet a goat 


On 1 June 1954 the zoo opened its doors. Beautifully located between the river Spree and Branitzer park the animal park with German animals was created  at a very short time, the National integration and citizens helped to build it. Under the direction of Dipl. -Biol. Frommhold Erhard (1956-1963) Cottbus animal park became a nationally recognized zoo - as one of the first eight in the GDR. Dipl.-Biol. Rauschert Kunz (1963-1966) succeeded as Director, then Dipl.-Biol. Klaus Jacob (1966-2002) , who coined the park crucial in the coming decades . With the opening of carnivore house 1968 Lions, Tigers and Bears moved in a year later, 1969, the first elephant ( Sundali ) came to Cottbus. Soon also an extensive collection of geese , ducks, storks and other water birds quickly became known, for their successful keeping and breeding at Cottbus zoo. First time breedings from this period were Chilean Flamingo in 1977 and West African Crowned Crane 1979. A milestone in German Zoo Story was the first meeting of the reunified German Association of Zoo Directors in East Germany , to which the Tierpark Cottbus had invited 1993. It subsequently got support from the city of Cottbus. Various companies founded in 1994 zoo - support association and errected new buildings , as administrative and social buildings (1991 ) , Penguin Rocks (1993 ), House for Porcupines and meerkats (1993 ), extending the stork house (1999 ) Gibbons house (1997). In 2002, Klaus Jacob retired , as his successor was Dr. med. Jens Kämmerling appointed . During his time these buildings were erected Parrot aviary and snack bar (2011), cowshed (2011), new annex, predator house and spacious tiger enclosure financed by funds from the INTERREG IV a funding program and the city of Cottbus 2014/2015), poultry house (2014) and the silver monkey house in 2017 with the support of the Cottbus Chamber of Crafts .
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After paying the entrance fee we meet the wallabys and kangaroos, then we cross the pelican river to se the red-crowned crane. Across we find the Bactrian camel enclosure. Then its time to look at the elephant house with Asian elephants, outside is an aviary for theire relatives the yellow-spotted rock hyrax. Next to the them is the tapir house with the South American Tapir. Following is the carnivore house, home to the chinese leopard asThen its time to look at the rein deer well as several monkey species like the apella. Across we find several species of owls. On the left hand we then are having some avivaries for groundhornbills and storks and to the right a large large lake as well as the Humboldt's penguins and the stork house.  After the parakeet house we meet the childrens zoo with several farm animals, some of them even can be pettet. Another domestic species is the water buffalo.  Across we find the patagonian mara and behind theire enclosure flamingos and birds of the forrest. Back at the water buffalo we se the ring-tailed lemur and the wild boar on the right hand as well as oriental otters, bobcats and Pere David's rock squirrel. Next to the are several avivaries for storks and bird of prey. Then its time to look at rein deer and afterwards the large Indian plains with chital andbanteng. Across we meet yaks, cranes and porcupines. Then we look on the right hand at the gibbons befor we cross a bridge, to look at ducks and cormorants. Noww its time to look at the meerkat and the African Savannah. Next we find the mighty wisent. Let us then look at Prezewalski's horse and the greater rhea before heading to the exit

DE: Dieser Tierpark, der grösste von Brandenburg, zeigt interessante neben den populären Asiatischen elefanten auch eher selten gezeigte Tiere wie Buschschliefer und Sunda Marabu

DK: Denne lille have, den største i delstaten Brandenburg, viser ved siden af de populære dyr som asiatiske elefanter, interessante dyr som gulplettet klippegrævling og den lille adjutant
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