Leipzig and its animals
The Zoo of the Future
Leipzig Zoo was founded in 1878 and is one of the oldest in Germany. Today, its very special concept makes it one of the most modern and renowned worldwide. The Leipzig Zoo unites:
- proper husbandry,
- wildlife conservation,
- education and
- interesting discovery tours.
Convincing examples of this are the one-of-a-kind ape habitat Pongoland and the Gondwanaland - a fascinating tropical adventure world the size of two football fields. You can experience the tropical rainforest with all your senses, right in the middle of Leipzig. The Zoo of the future is a highlight for every visitor!
Wildlife Park Leipzig
On the tracks of Leipzig's native wildlife
You can experience local wildlife in their natural habitat by exploring the 42 hectares of Leipzig's Wildpark (wildlife park). In spacious outdoor enclosures you can marvel at red deer, fallow deer, mouflon, boars, bison, lynxes, red foxes and otters.
In addition, there are many more attractions that nature lovers of every age will love. Discover, for example:
- wildlife trail and pet farm,
- forest playground and fairytale castle,
- pony and carriage rides.