Zoo Dortmund


City: Dortmund

Country: Germany

State: North Rhine-Westphalia


Opend 1953


Species 225

The zoo especially shoes animals from South America, it has species like the tamandua and the giant otter. Also the vivarium especially has South American animals

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Last visit 2010

Zoo Dortmund

Mergelteichstraße 80
D - 44225 Dortmund



Phone nr 0231-5028593

Open minimum 9am-4.30pm



Entrance fee

  • Adult 8,- Euro
  • Child 19,- Euro

Annual Card

  • Adult 52,- Euro
  • Child 28,- Euro

There are several daily feeding shows, for the time please ask at the till station. Kids will love the petting zoo.


  • 3rd February 1950: Establishment of the Zoo Society Dortmund
  • June 1951: Building the zoo begins
  • 24th may 1953: opening of the zoo
  • 1955: Opening of the bear enclosure , then occupied with three brown bears
  • 1958: The zoo-society gives 2 sea lions
  • 1961: keeping zebras, ostriches, Sitatungas and chimpanzees begins
  • 1963: The city gives the zoo for its 10 years anniversarry permission for extension
  • 29th may 1966: More enclosurs are put into operation, doubling the parking area
  • 1968: the first wisent arrive, first offspring of a woolly monkey
  • 1969: Ten Cuban flamingos arrive at the Zoo
  • 1975: The first pair of anteaters, white rhinos and South American tapirs arrive. The maned wolve get an enclosure
  • 1976: The giant ant eater breed for the first time, the ape house opens and and the firrst ornagurans arrive
  • 1978: The Malayan tapirs arrive and a hose for large cats opens
  • 1984: The Wreathed Hornbill breed for the first time in Germany
  • 1985: Opening of the zoo farm
  • 1986: Opening of the Giraffe House
  • 1992: Opening of the Amazon house
  • 1994: Opening of the penguin enclosure
  • 1998: Opening of the Otter House
  • 2004: The rainforest house "Rumah hutan" opens, so does an enclosure for red pandas and a valley for lynx
  • 2006: The Rhino house and a new outdoor area is opened
  • 2009: Opening of the Porcupine enclosure
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After paying the entrance fee we se a lake in front of us with water fowl and flamingos. Behind it is the zoofarm that includes a petting area with goats. Th the right we then find Amazone house, home to fish and reptiles from South America. In front of it are the roe deers. Then following some aviaries to the left we soon se the enclosures for larger cats, like the jaguar, lions and Sumatran tigers. Then following the enclosure for the black buck, we se on the right hand the lesser panda. Turning right at the enclosure for kangaroos and then turning right once more to see some deer as well as the gaur. Then we find the island for fibbons and oposite the giraffes. Next are the african wild dog as well as the serval, and then we look at the African savannah home to zebras and antelopes. Let us now look at the alpaca and the Southern white rhino. Now we have reched the Tamandua house home to two species of anteaters as well as other pilosa species. Passing the South American pampa with South American tapirs, we turn right at the Guanaco enclosure. Following are some aviaries for small felines as well as the leoprd. Then its time to look at the funny giant otters before we go on to the sea lions. Then we look at the spectacled bears. Opposite we find some aviaries dfor owls ons is also the home the the badger. Keeping to the right we see the biturong and the porcupine, befor we look at Rumah hutan, the home for orangutans and malayan tapirs.  At the aviary for the ibis we turn right and meet different birds of prey and at last the Bactrian camels

DE: Dieser Zoo zeigt insbesonders die Faune von Südameika, wie den Riesenotter und den Tamandu. Er hat auch ein vivarium mit insbesonders fischen dieses Kontinentes.

DK: Denne have viser især dyr fra Sydamerika, som kæmpeodderen og tamanduen. Haven har ligeledes et vivarie der viser især fisk fra dette kontinent.
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