First bird flu update

We are currently gaining a more detailed overview of the situation.

All 86 birds that had recently been in contact with the infected bird have been tested. We are now testing around 200 additional birds that were not in direct contact with the infected bird but were being looked after by the same keepers. We hope to have the first results by the middle of next week.

Zoo Berlin, the state veterinary office and the Berlin Senate are working closely together to prevent the spread of avian influenza. We do not yet know how long the Zoo will have to remain closed. As soon as we have the first test results, we will hold a press conference and issue statements.

Direct aid for Zoo Berlin

Zoo Berlin has faced tremendous challenges over the past couple of years with the Covid-19 pandemic, the energy crisis, and the rising cost of animal feed. Now another problem has arisen: closure due to a case of bird flu. The Zoo team is working tirelessly to keep the situation under control and ensure all the animals remain well looked after.

We very much welcome any support you can offer.

Opening hours

Today, 21. July
9:00 - 18:30
Last admission: 17:00
Opening hours

Feedings & Trainings

  • Elephants 11:30
  • Chimpanzees 13:30
  • Orangutans/Bonobos 13:30
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