Welcome to the Tierpark blog

Here we present in exclusive interviews and entertaining reports exciting background stories and little curios from the animal kingdom. Conservation, research, education and recreation are our main tasks. The Tierpark blog shows the versatile line-up of topics, that the Tierpark offers the whole year round.

Low-power winter mode

A watchful expert tells us about sleepy animals

It’s wet, it’s cold, the skies are dark and gloomy and the trees are bare – winter can be a pretty depressing time of year. When days get shorter, many people find it difficult to get up in the morning and quite fancy the idea of hibernating over winter. Why not stay in bed until the dark days are over and spring with all its blossoms and...

Operation ear tufts

Cracking codes for endangered cats

Our Altai lynx Kiska has an important mission to accomplish: since 7 July, she has been testing a new GPS collar that is also used in studies on lynxes in the wild. Kiska is therefore proving a great help to scientists at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) (www.leib...

Save the Rhino!

Conservation without borders

For decades, zoos around the world have been united across political and cultural borders in their shared goal to protect threatened species through international cooperation. In this age of international endangered species programmes and digital media communication, it seems unthinkable that such an impressive animal as the rhinoceros could simply vanish off the face of ...