Wildlife

Wildpark MV, Güstrow

Güstrow is a small town south of Rostock, Germany. The region doesn’t have many touristic highlights, but there is one place you shouldn’t leave out: the Wildpark MV (the MV refers to the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). The wildlife park started after World War II with just local wild boars and deer, but it was extended continuously over time.

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Zoo am Rammelsberg

Zoo am Rammelsberg, Kassel

There is no typical zoological garden at Kassel. If you want one of these, you need to go to Hannover, Leipzig or Frankfurt. What exists is a privately operated zoo for small animals: the Zoo am Rammelsberg. The entrance is free of charge and the costs are covered by donations. Many people use the opportunity to see and feed some animals, but the conditions under which they’re held are often disputed.

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By the sea

Zoo, Λεμεσός

What to expect from a zoological garden located inside a city like Λεμεσός? It is a smaller zoo, and it can be found close to the city center, directly at the sea. The zoo has been recently reconstructed and natural materials like wood, stone and rope have been used. That gives this place a wonderful atmosphere and the habitats seem to be suitable for the reduced number of species living there.

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Savannah

Zoologisk Have, København

You don’t see panda bears that often in zoological gardens – but in København you can watch them relaxing in the sun. Another rather rare animal is the Tasmanian Devil, it was the first time in Denmark that I’ve seen this fantastic animal. The Zoologisk Have København is a wonderful middle-sized zoo that was founded in 1859. It is home to around 3,500 animals of 250 species and it groups the animals according to the places in the world where they are living.

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Zoo Leipzig

Zoo, Leipzig

The zoological garden of Leipzig, Germany, is said to be the best zoo in the country. I don’t know whether I can confirm this – but it is mostly because of the massive construction works currently carried out there. The zoo is quite large, you can walk for many kilometres and in winter times a lot of animals stay inside or are simply not visible. The park contains many restaurants and playgrounds, lovely decorations and nicely themed sections. It is, for example, a real pleasure to walk on wooden walkways over a river to the monkey house.

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Noah‘s ark

Coati, Zoo Arche Noah, Grömitz

The zoological garden Noah‘s Arche at Grömitz, Germany, is one of these family-friendly zoos: not too big, not too expensive – but with enough animals, a children’s area, a playground and a short railway to ride. On the inhabitant list, you can find lions & lynxes, coatis & camels, alpacas & apes; but also wallabies, porcupines, raccoons and many more species. I was really surprised to see the tree full of raccoons climbing around and I loved the areas where you can get in touch with goats, alpacas, nandus and llamas – don’t forget to buy animal feed at the entrance!

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