Zoo Berlin

www.zoo-berlin.de


City: Berlin

Country: Germany

State: Berlin

 

Opend 1844

 

Species 1375


Beeing the worlds absolut largest zoo by species you meet almost every group of animals, from the small ant to the large elephant. It has a large aquarium and a large bird house, the cattle section is unique but its ungulate section maybe only is second to its sister branch Tierpark Berlin


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Last visit 2019


Zoo Berlin

Hardenbergplatz 8
10787 Berlin

Germany


Zoo:
http://zootierliste.de/zoosmap.php?showzoo=10000067

Aquarium:
http://zootierliste.de/zoosmap.php?showzoo=10000075


Phone nr 030-254010


Open minimum 9am-5pm, the aquarium though 9am-6pm

 

 

Entrance fee (zoo)

  • Adult 16,- Euro
  • Child 8,- Euro

 

Entrance fee (aquarium)

  • Adult 16,- Euro
  • Child 8,- Euro
  • Family*/** 26,-/41,- Euro

*Familt tickets are valid one adult with children

**Familt tickets are valid two adults with children

 

Entrance fee (zoo & Aquarium)

  • Adult 21 Euro
  • Child 10,50 Euro
  • Family*/** 35/51 Euro

*Familt tickets are valid one adult with children

**Familt tickets are valid two adults with children

 

Annual Card (Zoo)
  • Adult 55,- Euro
  • Child 29,- Euro
  • Family*/** 66,-/111,- Euro
*Familt cards are valid for one adult with his/hers children

**Familt cards are valid two adults with theire children

Annual Card (Aquarium)

  • Adult 55,- Euro
  • Child 29,- Euro
  • Family*/** 66,-/111,- Euro

*Familt cards are valid for one adult with his/hers children

**Familt cards are valid two adults with theire children

Annual Card (Zoo & Aquarium)

  • Adult 77,- Euro
  • Child 39,- Euro
  • Family*/** 99,-/155,- Euro

*Familt cards are valid for one adult with his/hers children

**Familt cards are valid two adults with theire children


Annual Card 3-in-1 (valid for Tierpark, Zoo and Zooaquarium)

  • Adult 99,- Euro
  • Child 55,- Euro
  • Family*/** 133,-/199,- Euro

*Familt cards are valid for one adult with his/hers children

**Familt cards are valid two adults with theire children
 

Kids will love to pet the goats at the childrens zoo


History:

If you take the boat down the Havel from Berlin to Potsdam you’ll sail past Pfaueninsel, or Peacock Island, a nature preserve with diverse landscape styles and picturesque structures built about two hundred years ago. Not all that many Berliners know that this island was the origin of Berlin’s zoos. The Prussian King Frederick William III had developed the island for his summer residence and set up a private zoo with a birdhouse, a waterfowl pond, a bear pit, and enclosures for kangaroos, llamas, deer, and water buffalo. This collection of animals was not only for the king’s pleasure, but also open to the public on certain days. Frederick William IV, successor to the founder of the royal menagerie, had very little in mind for the four-legged and feathered residents of the island. When the horticultural director Peter Joseph Lenné, the Africa explorer Martin Hinrich Lichtenstein, and Alexander von Humboldt joined forces in providing the Berliners with a zoo proper, the king personally decreed that most of the animals on Peacock Island should be provided for the new establishment. The location chosen was an area of the royal pheasantry on the edge of the original menagerie. After a construction period of only three years the zoo opened its doors on 1 August 1844. It was the first zoo in Germany. The new establishment progressed only sluggishly over the following twenty-five years because the Berliners had to walk far from the city centre, and public transport was a thing of the future. To boot, the zoo was situated far outside the historical city limits of Berlin. As a measure to improve its economic base the zoo in 1845 was granted the legal form of a joint stock company, a form it has maintained to the present day. And with the exception of a single stock certificate owned by the State of Berlin, the other 3,999 are widely dispersed in private ownership. In 1869 Dr Heinrich Bodinus was appointed the first full-time zoo director. Before he came to Berlin, he had run Cologne Zoo with great success, from where he brought with him a wealth of ideas. These included ornamenting the zoo with exotic style animal houses as Antwerp Zoo had been doing previously. Accordingly, 1871 witnessed the opening of the magnificent Antelope House with four minarets that as one of the principal sights in Berlin even served a few months later as the setting for a meeting between three European rulers: the German Emperor William I, Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria and Hungary, and the Russian Tsar Alexander II. The Antelope House was followed by the Indian style Elephant house, the Egyptian Ostrich House, the Japanese Wader House, the picturesque Elephant Gate, and the Arabian style houses for solipeds. This time of vigorous building also gave rise to numerous music pavilions and the enormous restaurant with its terraces, a setting for the greater part of the German capital’s social life. Under the management of Dr Ludwig Heck, who took up office in 1888, the animal population flourished to an incredible extent. Heck was a methodical man of the old school, and so he attached great importance to providing the visitor with as comprehensive an overview as possible of the animal kingdom’s multifariousness. The number of mammals and bird species shown in Berlin could very soon compete with that of the venerable London Zoo. The pinnacle was reached when in 1913 the great aquarium was opened. Its three storeys were home to sweet- and saltwater fish, reptiles (the crocodile hall on the first floor was the first walk-in animal enclosure inside a building), amphibians, and a large number of invertebrates. Mosaics and demi-reliefs ornamenting the facades of the great building depicted the extinct dinosaurs. This great animal house was planned by Dr Oskar Heinroth, not only an able aquarium manager, but above all an international name in the field of ornithology. He is considered to be the founder of comparative ethology, and no less a person than Konrad Lorenz always referred to him as his master. World War I and the economic crisis imposed restrictions, but the zoo quickly recovered. Under the management of Prof Lutz Heck (1932–1945) the zoo soon underwent a facelift. Where magnificent buildings once stood there were now naturalistic outdoor installations patterned on Hagenbeck Zoo: seal and penguin rocks, baboon rocks, lion steppe, and mountain animal rocks. Expeditions to Ethiopia, East Africa, Finland, Canada, and Cameroon returned with some interesting and rare animals for the zoo. Before the outbreak of World War II the mammal population numbered 1,196 animals of 385 species, and there were 2,519 birds of 926 species. World War II proved fatal to the zoo. The first bombs fell in 1941. Further heavy bombardment came in 1943 and 1944. A large number of buildings were destroyed. Virtually the whole infrastructure was laid to waste. And solely ninety one animals survived the chaos – including two lions, two hyenas, one Asian bull elephant, one bull hippopotamus, ten hamadryas, one chimpanzee, one Oriental white stork, and one shoebill. The post-war years were marked by severe financial straits, shortage of food and manpower, the Berlin Blockade, and other adversities. Solely the indefatigable dedication of both Dr Katharina Heinroth (1945–1956) and Werner Schröder (1952–1977) are to thank for laying the foundations for reconstruction. The Antelope House was repaired, and new houses for elephants and hippopotamuses were built. Under the management of Prof Heinz-Georg Klös (1956–1991) the zoo was rebuilt and expanded to plan. The new buildings were the monkey houses, the birdhouse, the service yard, the outdoor bear enclosures, the predator house with its nocturnal animal section, the annex to the aquarium, and the development grounds in the former diplomats’ quarter. For decades the zoo was the local recreational area for the West Berliners, who were just as secluded from the city’s east as from the Brandenburg fringe. Without the energetic assistance of the Berlin Senate, the Berlin Class Lottery, and donations by the Berlin people, traditionally attached to Zoo Berlin, reconstruction would not have been possible. In this time the foundations were laid for many highly successful breeding groups, including African black rhinoceroses, Przewalski’s horses, babirusas, collared peccaries, marsh and pampas deer, bongos, gaurs, and many primates and birds. These were followed by extensive tree care measures, faithful reproductions of historical buildings, many animal sculptures, and the founding of the zoo school, to name but a few. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and German Reunification proved a new turning point for the zoo. Berlin, where Tierpark was founded in 1955 in the Friedrichsfelde district, suddenly had two zoos. It was clear to all those responsible in politics that they had to be retained and complement each other. A cooperation agreement was concluded that up to the present day has formed the basis of close collaboration. This agreement aims in particular towards maintaining and developing each zoo’s quite special character. The development over the last few years must be understood from this viewpoint. Tierpark stopped keeping apes, several species of hoofed animals with a propensity for running were transferred from Zoo to Tierpark, and a number of representatives were no longer replaced after their deaths, e.g. the square-lipped rhinoceros. No doubt the future will see “standard animals” moving in both directions that are important to the public. In all other cases there should be attempts to avoid any “duplicates”. 
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After paying the entrance fee at the lion gate we se right after it the alpacas. They are living in the elephant house, home to a breeding group of Asian elephants. Going around theire enclosure across the bull enclosure we see the greater flamingo, that bred here for the first in Germany. They are a part od the Vierwaldstätter lake, home to different water fowl. . Back on the road its time to see the rodent house, home to nutrias and brush-tailed porcupines. They are followed by the baboon rock, home to hamadryas baboons and lion-tailed macaque.Across is the Ape house, the zoo shows 4 species the Orangutan, the western low-land gorilla, the chimpanzee and the bonobo. As a part of the Ape we find the monkey house, home to 17 species of monkeys, like the stump-tailed macaque, Hamlyn's monkey and the black howler. Also prevost squirel and sloths call this house theire home among others. In front we find an aviary for waterfowl and Abdim's stork. Next to it is the pelican lagoon and next to it the cormorant lake. Across from the pelicans we find blackbuck in a house in Asian stile. In this area we also find the beautifull elephant gate. Now turning towards the carnivore house we see the lions, walking around it we see sun bears, tayra's, ring-tailed mongoose, narrow-striped mongoose and Indochinese tigers among others. Inside we also see jaguarundis and rusty-spotted cats among others. Then going the stairs down we are having the noctural zoo with aardvarks, aye-aye's and vampire-bats, just to mention a few. Standing outside again we now walk towards the aquarium, it needs a special ticket or a combined ticket with the zoo. With around 1000 species it is among the aquariums with most species. On the ground floor you meet fish, like sharks, arapaimas, nautilus's, giant isopods, guitarfish just to mention a few. It is known for breeding  jellyfish. On the first floor we are having reptiles, especially snakes, but also rareties like the tuatara and the ganges gharial. On the last floor we start with watching at amphibians like the chinese giant salamander. The last section is for arthropods like ants, bird-eating spiders and horseshoe crabs. Outside again in to the zoo (show your zooticket once more to the cashier next to the souvenir store, if you have only an aquarium ticket, use the main entrance of the building oposite) we are having to great lakes in front of us with water fowl, in between is a small tempel with a sculpture called Leda and the swan. The bridge goes direct to the zoo restaurant, so if you are hungry now is the time. Next to the lake we find the sabel antelopes. Next to them is the earth house, home to the bongos and okapis. Behind it we find a rhinoceros house with black rhinos. Turning right we pass cranes and giant ant eaters to get over a bridge to the newest area of the zoo (from 1987). Turning right we see  a large pampas with gunacos, capybaras and Darwin's rhea.On the right hand we then see the red kangaroos, serows and Prezewalski's horse. Opposite is an Australian enclosure with Parma wallabies. Next to them is a large savannah with ostriches, greater kudu, blesbok and springbok. Crossing the bridge bach we first see  the scimtar oryx. Following the enclosure with grevy's zebra we se the gemsbok. The house infront is the home for Bôhm's zebra and the common eland. Across we find the seal pools with harbour seals, californian sea lions and Oriental small-clawed otters. . In this area we also find the penguins, with outdoor enclosurs for Humboldt's penguin and African penguins. As well as a house for king penguins and rockhoppers.  Having the giant Andean Condor aviary in front of us we turn left to enter the bird swamps, home to wolly-necked storks and red ibis's among others. The small road on the left is the way to the beaver hive. Returning to the masain path we se then the African wild dog. On the left then its the home for the coati and adjanced an enclosure for brown bears and white wolves. Following the road down the hill we meet southern cassowaries. Going up again we see the norther bald ibis and aviaries for flamingos. Berlin zoo is the only zoo where you meet breeding groups of James's flamingo and Andean flamigo. This is a part of the phesantry that goes on opposite. Here we find quite a few rareties like North Island brown kiwis, kagus and the Madgascan ibis. Opposite we find polar bears. The next large house id the bird house with 50 aviaries for tropical birds. In the center are 3 free-flight walk-in aviaries. You meet red-tailed black cockatoos, Visayan hornbills and freckled ducks to mention a few. Outside again we enter the beach aviary with its spotted thick-knees, long-toed lapwing and Eurasian curlew.. Going out at the other end the path leads us to the childrens zoo with  cattle, pigs, fowls and other animals belonging to a farm. In front of us we are having the camel house home to vicugnas and the Arabian camel. Adjanced we are finding the hippoh house, home to hippos, pigmy hippos and wart hogs. Theire neighbours are the Asian black bears and sloth bears.  Kids will now run to the large play grounds. Behind them we see the bantengs and the forrest buffalo. Next stop is the pig area with white-lipped peccari, babirusa, Visayan warty pig and Bornean bearded pig. Then its time to watch at owls and birds of prey. Here we find palm-nut vulture, brahminy kites and spot-bellied eagle-owls, to mention a few. The next area is the cattle area with anoas and gaurs among others. It is follwed by the deer area, home to musk deer, water deer, visayan spotted deer, pudus and finnish forest reindeer among others. Then we are looking at the antelope house from 1872 in an Arabian mosque stile. Here we find girffes, siatungas and waterbucks. Next to it we find fowl house with doves and other domesticated fowl. Opposite is the mountain animal enclosures, home to Himalayan tahrs, kri-kris ans marmots. The last house is another rhino house, home for South-amercan tapirs and Baird's tapir, black rhinos as well as Indian rhinos.

DE: Berlin Zoo ist Artenreichste Zoo der Welt und der älteste von Deutschland. Sein Aquarium von 1913 ist eines der grössten der welt und zeigt seltenheiten wie die Brückenechse und den Ganges Gavial. Im Zoo trifft man seltenheiten wie Bairds Tapir, Mähnenibis und Kagu

DK: Berlin zoo er verdens mest artsrige zoo og den ældste i Tyskland og var blandt andet  forbilled for København zoo. Dets aquarium er ligledes en af verdens største og viser sjældenheder som Taratura og ganges gavialen. I selve haven møder man sjældenhedder som bairs tapir, mankeibis og kagu
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