NaturZoo Rheine

City: Rheine

Country: Germany

State: North Rhine-Westphalia


Opend 1937


Species 100

This small zoo is internationally known for its gelada baboons, still it also has some other monkeys, an interesting small terrarium and the shy siatunga

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Last visit 2008

NaturZoo Rheine
Salinenstraße 150
D - 48432 Rheine


Phone nr 05971-16148-0

Open minimum 9am-4pm



Entrance fee

  • Adult 9,50 Euro
  • Child 5,50 Euro
  • Family* 33,- Euro
*Family tickets are valid for 2 parents with theire own children

Anual card
  • Adult 38,- Euro
  • Family */** 46,-/80,- Euro
*Family cards (single) are valid for 1 parent with hers/his own children
**Family cards (regular) are valid for 2 parents with their own children

Kids will love to feed some of the animals and pet some animals at the petting zoo


The zoo was founded in 1937 as a zoo showing national animals like deer and wild boar, as well as other Central European species. Although it initially focused on the native fauna  rhesus and cynomolgus monkeys also were there from the beginning. In 1965, the zoo changed its concept and turned to focus on non-European animal species. Especially since 1973, under its scientific director Wolfgang Salzert, the zoo gained through many innovative enclosure and its involvement in species and Natural protection nationwide reputation. In 1974, the first walk- in monkey Forest in Germany was opened in Naturzoo Rhine, on its first residents back the present colony of Barbary macaques. 2004 was with the help of donations and support from the City and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, a new seal and penguin facility opened. 
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After we paid the entrance fee, we just go straight forward and se Gelada baboons on the right, these share the enclosure with barbary sheep. Then we go to the right and see the Sumatran tiger, the macaws live in the same house. Then we see the bactrian camels, and on the left hand we have a house for small animals, especially reptiles live here, but also marmosets. If we follow the Camel enclosure we see to the left the zebras and the Siatungas. Right after we see the monkey forest, which can be entered and where a larger group of Barbary macaques live. We go back out through the wetland aviary among other Pink Red glossy ibis and spoonbills. If we follow the path to the right, we come to Kangaroo enclosure next to a pampas enclosure. Both may be entered. In this corner we also find the prairie dogs. Back inside the wetland aviary we turn right at the next possibility and we turn right and see the seal, then the sloth bears and last but not least the penguins. Back in front of the bird aviaries, we go inside the house, here we see wading birds such as the ruff and the largest group of weavers outside of Africa. Then we can go to the Stork Reserve, which is particularly popular with the wild storks at feeding time. For the frog, the favorite food of the stork then there is a pond. Going left at the ring-tailed lemurs and ruffed lemurs and then right, after a while we will come to the lion-tailed macaques. Here we follow the enclosure to the Monkey House, where Cuba hutiacongs live. We continue to follow the path to see the Gelada baboons, native butterflies and after a while the coatis. From here we can see the petting zoo and opposite the Flamingo lagoon. Following the petting zoo we see soon the islands for the gibbons and the great playground.

DE: Dieser kleine Zoo zeigt seltene Tiere wie den Lippenbären, Dscheldas und Bartaffen. Vielen kann man auch aus der nähe betrachten, wil mehrere Volieren und Anlagen betretbar sind.

DK: Denne lille have viser sjældenheder som Læbebjørnen, blodbryst-bavianen og skægaben, men man kan også komme en del dyr nær, da haven har flere volierer og anlæg man kan gå igennem.
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