July 2015

Zoo and Tierpark Berlin Learning Excursion

On 12.06.2015, our first, second and third-year trainees (of both the Zoo and Tierpark Berlin) went on a three-day training trip to the zoos in Dortmund, Cologneand Duisburg. Each day we got the chance to visit one of the zoological institutions there. We were very excited to see how things work in other zoos. And which animals live there.

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Baby Viverridae at Zoo Berlin

The narrow-striped mongooses live in the Predator House. There has recently been a new sugar-sweet addition. The round beady eyes curiously peak across mama's neck observing the visitors. The sweet baby is fully spoiled by mum Adele: It is cuddled, fed and licked from head to toe

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World Tiger Day

The international tiger day (World Tiger Day) reminds us that the global wild tiger population is on the decline. For example, only around 400 Sumatran tigers currently live in the wild. The situation is similar for the Amur tiger with only an estimated 450 animals. Zoo Berlin is home to the Indochinese tiger. This is one of the six species of tigers still in existence and is endemic to the jungles of Thailand. Tigers are skilled hunters who can silently sneak up on their prey in the woods and suddenly pounce on them.

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