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Leipzig Zoo

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Six different themed worlds invite you to enjoy tropical flair and rare animal species in the middle of a German city at the Leipzig Zoo.

Founded in 1878, the Leipzig Zoo unites a wide variety of animal species and vegetation that can often only be seen in the wild outside of Europe. In the middle of the city, visitors can embark on a fascinating world tour through the zoo's six themed worlds and admire a total of around 900 animal species.

A visit to Pongoland, the world's largest ape enclosure, and an audience with the king of the animals in the Makasi-Simba lion savannah are highly recommended. Not far away, giraffes, antelopes, zebras and flamingos can be observed on a safari through the expanses of the Kiwara savannah in their naturally recreated habitat. Also worth seeing are the majestic tigers in the Siberian tiger savannah or the elephants in the elephant temple Ganesha Mandir. Even more exotic is the over 100-year-old aquarium, which offers a fantastic view of the underwater world with a landscape pool, terrarium and ring pool for sharks. In 2017, Leipzig Zoo opened its own Himalayan mountain world, which has become home to red pandas, snow leopards and other animal species.

The Gondwanaland tropical adventure world adjoins the zoo complex. The hall, which opened in 2011 and is at a subtropical 25° Celsius all year round, provides ideal conditions for the 300 animals and 24,000 tropical plants. The tropical jungle is home to three continents that can be explored by boat or on the winding paths along the waterways. Both the zoo and the Gondwanaland are ideal for day trips - especially with children. Surrounded by numerous leisure activities, Leipzig Zoo is one of the most family-friendly highlights that you should definitely visit during your stay.

The South American theme world, which opened in the early summer of 2018, has some exciting new features. In the landscapes "Pampas", "Pantanal" and "Patagonia", white truffle bears, guanacos, capybaras, giant anteaters, maned wolves, maras, Darwin's rheas and Chacoan peccaries can now be seen in their natural habitat. Visitors can immerse themselves in the habitat and discover the animal species of South America either from a wooden walkway while meandering through the grounds or from an animal transporter converted into a visitor platform.

The gastronomic service helps against the hunger of small and large animal explorers: Kiwara Lodge, Restaurant Palmensaal and Restaurant Patakan in Gondwanaland.

For blind and visually impaired Zoo visitors:

For blind and visually impaired zoo visitors: Leipzig Zoo is committed to making its premises as accessible as possible. It supports the Inklusionspatenschaft-Programm (Inclusion Sponsorship Programme), which seeks to make it easier for blind and visually impaired people to participate in cultural events. 

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Zoo Leipzig GmbH
Pfaffendorfer Straße 29
04105 Leipzig
Deutschland

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Phone: +49 341 / 593338 - 5
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Website: www.zoo-leipzig.de/en

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