Our Mission

The earth is home to countless fantastic animal species and we have committed ourselves to wildlife conservation. We want to inspire our guests, raise awareness for species conservation and make a sustainable contribution to global species protection.

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    Lumbering rhinoceroses...

    ...sink their lips into large portions of juicy grass, graceful giraffes stretch their long necks skywards, and the air is filled with the  exotic calls of monkeys, apes and birds.

     

    Welcome to Zoo Berlin!

     

    Home to more species than any other zoo in the world

    Zoo and Aquarium Berlin are home to more than 20,000 animal inhabitants of around 1,200 species. Since summer 2017, these have included our giant pandas – the only ones in Germany. Zoo Berlin houses threatened domestic animals as well as more exotic creatures like okapis, Siberian tigers and axolotls.

    Our Animals

    You can marvel at wondrous deep-sea creatures in Aquarium Berlin.

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    Tradition meets modernity

    With historic buildings such as the Antelope House and the chicken house standing alongside the more contemporary architecture of the Panda Garden and the World of Birds, Germany’s oldest zoo offers an appealing blend of past and present. It also features modern exhibitions where visitors can learn exciting facts about the animal kingdom.

    Worlds of experience

    Experiencing diversity with all the senses

    Modern zoos are so much more than just leisure facilities; they also play an important role in species conservation, research and education. Zoos are where many children have their first contact with the diverse animal kingdom – whether it’s with tapirs, penguins or domestic goats. After all, photos and videos are no substitute for experiencing a gigantic elephant in real life.

    Pulling together

    Zoos play a major role in efforts to protect animal species from extinction. Zoo Berlin not only contributes financially to species conservation projects around the world, it is also actively involved in international species protection programmes. Zoos have helped reintroduce species that were previously endangered or even extinct in their natural habitats.

    Our Species Concervation Projects

    Without the efforts of zoos, species like the red wolf, European bison, Przewalski’s horse and many more would likely no longer exist.

    Saving Species together!

    Hand in hand with experts

    The animal kingdom still contains many mysteries, and Zoo Berlin works closely with scientists to shed light on those mysteries. Together, we hope to gain important insight into behavioural biology, for instance. Scientific research makes an important contribution to species conservation, as research findings from zoos can be used to benefit the zoo animals’ relatives in the wild. Berlin’s zoos are engaged in fruitful collaboration with the city’s universities and with the renowned Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

      Conservation hero

      Giraffe bull Max wears a camera on his head. By evaluating the movement data, researchers have gained important insights for his fellow species in the natural habitat.

      Learning about nature

      Education is an important tool for making the public aware of the need for species conservation measures. In our rapid-paced, digitalised modern society, there is a high risk of people losing their connection to the natural world. Visitors to Zoo Berlin can discover the many and various types of habitat around the globe and learn about the animals that live there. Commentated feeding sessions with pandas, orangutans, wolves and more provide fascinating insight into the animal kingdom.

      Animal rescue!

      The Earth is home to an incredibly rich and diverse variety of species. But every year, thousands of species disappear from our planet forever. Help us put a stop to species extinction. It’s not too late, and every donation helps.

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      Opening hours

      Today, 18. June
      9:00 - 18:30
      Last admission: 17:00
      Opening hours

      Feedings & Trainings

      • No public Animal feeding & training sessions are taking place at this time.

      Map

      Zoo map

      Arrival

      Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin

      Route (Google)