Zoo Rostock


City: Rostock

Country: Germany

State: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


Opend 1899


Species 450

Beeing one of the largest zoos in Germany in size it gives the animals in general good conditions, no matter if it's the Darwineum, home for the great apes or the enclosures for cats and ungulates

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Last visit 2018

Zoo Rostock
Rennbahnallee 21
D 18059 Rostock



Phone: 0381-20820




Open minimum 9am-5pm




  • Adult 18,- Euro
  • Child 10,- Euro
  • Family* 53,- Euro

*Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and 2 or more children

Annual card 

  • Adult 64,- Euro
  • Child 26,50 Euro
  • Family* 149,- Euro 
*Family cards are valid for 2 parents and theire own children

Kids will love the to pet goats, ride a pony or just watching one of the interesing daily shows

  • 1864: The forest is planted during the danish-german war
  • 1898: First animals are on display, those are roe, wild boar. The forester Robert Schramm opens a small animal park
  • 4th Jannuary 1899: the first animal keeper is hired for the "deer gardens". On show where among others white-tailed eagle, fallow deer, jackal, red fox and raccoon.
  • 1904: the electrified tram arrives to the deer gardens
  • 1906: the city accepts Schramm's wish to entlarge the deer garden in to a wild animal and dendrological park
  • Pentecost 1910: The garden opens and citizen of Rostock call it "Animal park"
  • 1945: The zoo is flatend to the grownd by bombs, the single surviving monkey has to be shot, since it runs freely around the city
  • 1951: Garden architect Arno Lehmann and volunteers from the city rebuild the animal park
  • 7th September 1952: The Animal park reopens
  • 16th January 1956 the animal park is renamed to zoo. The zoo enlarges from 7 hectare to 16 hectare
  • 1960: 2 elephants arrive, they are the zoos first pachyderms
  • 1963: The first polar bear is bred
  • 1973: A master plan going to 2000 and enlarging the zoo th 56 hectares
  • 1989: Opening of the large aviary for Nordic sea birds and waders
  • 1991-96: new enclosures follow like the ones for sea lions and African wild dogs
  • 1995: The African elephant Dzomba arrives at the zoo
  • 1997: The house for lion-tailed macaques and patas monkeys open
  • 1998: The larhe walk through enclosure for storks open. On october 7th the South American monkey house opens for tanarins and capuchin monkeys
  • 1999: Becomming a member of WZO (World Zoo Organisation)
  • 2000: The enclosures for large felines opens
  • 2001: The restaurant "Elephant lodge" opens
  • 2002: The special exhibition building "Darwin-box" opens, so does the enclosure for European otters
  • 2004: The first cheetahs in East-germany are born. A new petting zoo opens, so does the crocodile-hall
  • 2005: The moose enclosure and elephant house are renovated
  • 2006: The aviaries for owls are build, so is an enclosure for male cheetahs
  • 2007: Renovation of the tropical bird house
  • 2008: Renovation of the Savannah area and the duck lake. Enlargement of the Elephant enclosure.  New animals at the zoo are hutiacongs and Rocky Mountain goats
  • 2011: Building of the Darwineum, the new Ape house beginns. A year later it opens.
  • 2012: The Wapiti returns to the zoo.
  • 2013: The last elephant dies
  • 2014: Goodfellow Tree kangaros move to the zoo
  • 2015: Cheetahs breed, The elefant enclosure is turned in to an enclosure for Pygmy hippos
  • 2016: The building of the Polarium begins
  • 2017 Hyrax's and Fiji iguanas move to the zoo
  • 2018: The Polarium opens
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After paying the entrance fee we have the Pelican lake in front of us, here we turn left to meet the penguins. Behind them we find some parrots. Now entering the Aquarium with especially tropical fresh water fish. Going to the right we then meet the llama, you can walk inside this enclosure. To the right we then have the bear area, home to polar and kodiak bears. To the left we are having the changing house with chickens, turtels and stick insects. On the right hand we then follow the path via the cheetah enclosure and the tropical bird house, where you also meet some reptiles. Going by passing storks and flamingos we turn right to the large feline area. Here we find snow leopards, jaguars and lions. Soon after we see the crocodile hose that can be entered. Out side again we se owls and then another tropical house for South-east Asian birds. Then we look at the rocky mountain goats and the lynx. Turning right passing the rhododendrons we se some flamingos and then the moose as well as donkeys. In front of us is now the savannah and behind it the house for South American monkeys. Kids will now love the petting zoo with goats and rabbits. Following are some owls and birds of prey. Now walking under the bridge we se the wisent. Following the path on the right we then meet sea lions and the otter. Across is the Darwin box, a touch museum having new exhibitions each year.  The walking inside the large aviary for Northern Sea birds and waders. Behind the Cafe "beetle" we meet rhea, walabies and the African Wild dog.  After a smal while we meet the wapiti. The path to the right leads us to the monkey house with patas monkeys and lion-tailed macaques. Across is the large area for ungulates, home to prezewalski horses, camels, antelopes and zebras. The last section is the Darwineum, showing the evolution of our planet starting with the big bang and ending with apes, the orang utan and the gorilla. In this house you also meet giant tortoise, ring-tailed lemurs and echidnas among others.

DE: Dieser Zoo hat dass sehr interessante Darwineum, das die entwichlung der Erde zeigt und ist einer der grössten Zoos in Deutschland rein flächemässig.Er zeigt ua Pferdeantilopen, Ameisenigel und eine gute Zuchtgruppe von Geparden. Neben dem Darwineum hat er mehrere Vogelhäuser und ein kleines Aquarium für tropische Fische

DK: Denne have har det interessante Darwineum, som viser jordens udvikling og haven er samtidigt en af de største haver rent arealmæssigt. Man ser bla hesteantiloper, myrepindsvin og en god avlsgruppe af geparder. Ved siden af Darwineum er der flere fuglehuse og et lille akvarie som viser især tropisk fisk
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