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From A for anteater to Z for zebra – you can explore the fascinating world of animals in the buzzing heart of the city of Berlin.
The fascinating animals attract numerous visitors every year, the Zoo Berlin counts as one of the most visited zoos worldwide.
From the gigantic elephant to the charming meercat, there is a unique diversity of species to discover – the Zoo Berlin is considered as most species-rich in the world.
What`s for breakfast for the gorilla and how many kilograms of fresh leaves do you have to order for a bull elephant? An individual menu is put together for each animal at Zoo Berlin. With around 20.000 animals, there are considerable amounts of carrots, hay and tomatoes on the shopping list.
Thanks to full board, the best medical care and the absence of predators, animals in the zoo grow significantly older than in their natural habitat. The oldest zoo resident is probably a flamingo named Ingo. He is estimated to be around 74 years old. The average life expectancy of wild flamingos is around 30 years.
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This fruity amount is fed to monkeys, elephants and Co. every year.
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A giant panda needs a considerable amount of bamboo every day.
Giraffes can reach dizzying heights.
The roar of a lion corresponds to the volume of a chainsaw.
Ostriches can't fly, but they are damn fast on the ground.
The Amur tiger is considered to be the largest cat on earth.
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The Zoo and Tierpark support numerous innovative species conservation projects – from right here on our doorstep to far-flung locations like Madagascar.
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The populations of threatened animal species in zoos are recorded and coordinated worldwide. The studbooks of, Amur Leopard, Vietnamese Pheasant and Siberian Tiger are, among others, managed from Berlin.
The Vietnamese pheasant is believed to be extinct in his natural habitat. Zoo and Tierpark Berlin have initiated a project to protect the habitat and reintroduce the rare bird. With a modern breeding center in Vietnam, the course has been set for the future.
Zoo and Tierpark Berlin not only strive to get people from all over the world excited about nature and to raise awareness of the need to protect it – we also want to make our own sustainable contribution to species conservation. With the help of our supporters, we fund innovative projects around the globe that are working to protect endangered species. Species conservation starts at home, and every individual can make an important contribution to saving wildlife.
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Bearded vultures that hatched in Zoo and Tierpark Berlin have been successfully released into the wild in the Alps, Andalusia and the Cévennes.
The world’s giraffe population has drastically declined over the past 30 years. Zoo and Tierpark Berlin are supporting a species conservation project to save giraffes in Tanzania.