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Here we present in exclusive interviews and entertaining reports exciting background stories and little curios from the animal kingdom. Conservation, research, education and recreation are our main tasks. The zoo blog shows the versatile line-up of topics, that the zoo offers the whole year round.

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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Lion Aru is Off to Augsburg

King Aru colonizes a new kingdom in Swabia. Male lion Aru moved to Zoo Augsburg yesterday. Female lion Tanya was already expecting him there. The two are still separated but can still see and sniff each other. Aru should acclimatise in peace first of all. He's getting on alright, he's eating and sleeping and now and then he gazes over dotingly to Tanya - but very secretly! There's hope for lion babies yet!

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Welcome, You Little Whippersnappers!

Off to Australia! Visitors to Zoo Berlin will feel like they've just entered the Australian outback. The wooden bridge will lead you conveniently onto the red continent. And to South America. But we certainly do not want to go there - not today at least. Today we're traveling to Australia, on a kangaroo expedition. Since we have some vibrant youth activity there!

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Striped Bambi at the Zoo

The sun is shining, the birds chirping and the hippos laze in the sun and every so often, little ears twitch or mouths rupture into an enjoyable yawn. Nothing can disrupt the lazy siesta mood. Yet all of a sudden, something stripy with floppy ears scurries through the picture-perfect idyll. The hippos don't let themselves be disturbed - we, however, are irritated. What is that? We then take another glance: A young nyala. With floppy ears. Love at second sight! "This can happen with antelopes", explains one animal keeper. The antelope calf is a girl and was born on 6 April 2015. It's still a baby. The floppy-eared animals should calm down with time. What a pity. We think it's pretty cute.

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