Berlin Zoological Gardens

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The oldest zoo in Germany, the Berlin Zoological Gardens opened in 1844. With around 25.000 animals from more than 2.000 species, the zoo has a big cat house, a hippopotamus house, and a nocturnal animal house. The birdhouse is the biggest in Europe and the Zoo-Aquarium is the largest public aquarium in the world.

The entrance itself is a work of art: two kneeling elephants made of Elbe sandstone support two heavy columns and the arch is decorated with oriental paintings. Among the endangered species cared for in the Zoo, there’s red pandas, okapis, and orangutans – it promotes European breeding programs to help to save these species, through the collaboration with universities, research institutes and other zoos around the world.

The first animals were donated by the king of Prussia Frederick William IV and since then many famous animals were homed here, such as Bobby the Gorilla, Knut the polar bear, and the already deceased pair of pandas Bao Bao and Yan Yan. Since 2017, the giant pandas Jiao Qing and Meng Meng replaced these beloved animals.

Contacts & Details

Hardenbergplatz 8 10787 Berlin

Sunday:

09:00 – 16:30

Monday:

09:00 – 16:30

Tuesday:

09:00 – 16:30

Wednesday:

09:00 – 16:30

Thursday:

09:00 – 16:30

Friday:

09:00 – 16:30

Saturday:

09:00 – 16:30