Good morning, sleepy heads!

Zoo Berlin’s marmots have awakened from their long winter sleep and can now be seen enjoying the spring sunshine at the foot of the ibex rocks.

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Instead of gathering food for the winter, marmots simply hibernate for six months of the year, living off their own body fat. To conserve energy, their body temperature drops to as low as 5°C and their hearts beat eight times slower. When the snow melts in the spring, the marmots become active again.

Did you know? Alpine marmots’ teeth are yellow because they have a special enamel that protects them from damage. This enamel hardens the teeth, making them good tools for digging.

Opening hours

Today, 25. May
9:00 - 18:30
Last admission: 17:00
Opening hours

Feedings & Trainings

  • Seals 10:30
  • Panda talk 11:00
All feedings


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Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin

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