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From A for ant to Z for zebu – a fascinating world of animals awaits visitors to Europe’s largest landscaped park.

Visit the long-tailed inhabitants of the Lemur Woods, embark on a species conservation adventure in the Rainforest House, or enjoy a relaxed picnic overlooking a herd of giraffes. Guests of all ages will find plenty to marvel at as they explore our various animal habitats.

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It’s not only locals who love discovering our animal inhabitants – visitors from all corners of the globe come to Tierpark Berlin every year.
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The Tierpark’s expansive landscaped grounds provide plenty of space to escape from big-city life.

The elaborately designed gardens around Friedrichsfelde manor house are home to numerous beautiful and exotic plant species and more than 8,500 trees – several of which enjoy protected status.

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    Creative creatures

    To get to their favourite foods, Tierpark inhabitants sometimes have to use their paws, hands, claws, flippers, noses, tongues or trunks to overcome small obstacles. These tasks stimulate and challenge the animals, helping to keep them healthy and alert.

    What do our giraffes eat for breakfast? How much fresh fruit and vegetables do we need for the monkeys? Each and every creature in our care has its very own meal plan. And with around 10,000 animals, our shopping list includes an awful lot of carrots, peppers and hay!

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    In our free-flight show, bald eagles, Eurasian eagle owls and more show off their aerial acrobatics. Over the 3,300 m2 woodland stage, owls and other birds of prey demonstrate their intelligence, while visitors learn exciting raptor facts.

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    This is the vast number of eggs we feed our monkeys, polar bears and more every year.

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    The 10,000 animals at the Tierpark eat an average of 21 bananas per day. The tasty fruit contains a lot of sugar, so it only features on the menu as an occasional treat.


    Welcome to the Rainforest House – an homage to the diversity of Southeast Asia. At various modern research stations, visitors of all ages can embark on an interactive and fun quest to find out the many different ways in which we can all help protect the rainforest.

    The animal world at your fingertips

    After enjoying plenty of cuddles and strokes, the animals at our petting zoo are only too happy to receive a snack from the animal feed vending machine. These up-close animal encounters leave a lasting impression – particularly on young children.

    Welcome to the Enchanted Forest!

    Set beneath the shade of large trees, a mysterious Enchanted Forest play area awaits adventurous youngsters. But beware! The rocks you are clambering over are actually sleeping trolls…

    Experts estimate that there are anywhere between five and 80 million animal species on our planet – and we only know about one million of them. Bigger, faster, taller –as well as mysterious secrets, the animal kingdom contains countless record-breakers.

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    Rothschild giraffes can reach dizzying heights.

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    The king cobra is one of the largest venomous snakes on the planet.

    At birth, a kangaroo’s offspring only measures about 2 cm in length.

    Rare fresh-water reptiles

    Sunda gharials, also known as false gharials, can grow up to five metres in length and lay the largest eggs of all crocodilians (roughly 10 cm long and 7.5 cm wide). These rare reptiles with long, thin snouts can be found in the Rainforest House, usually lazing by the water’s edge.

    The best singers in the city

    Our white-handed gibbons delight anyone within earshot with their loud, melodic calls. These lesser apes with remarkable long and flexible arms are highly sociable and communicative. Every morning and evening, gibbon couples mark their family’s territory with their magnificent song.

    How’s the weather up there?

    Despite their incredibly long necks, giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae as humans: seven. Though the individual vertebrae are of course much larger than ours. Giraffes also have very strong neck muscles to keep their heads held high.

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    Ostriches may not be able to fly, but they are pretty damn fast on the ground.

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    The Amur tiger is the biggest cat on earth.

    Our planet’s fascinating animal kingdom is in danger: over the coming decades, around one million species could be wiped off the face of our planet forever. But it’s not too late! With the right measures, we can ensure that many of these species are protected over the long term.

    Zoo and Tierpark Berlin not only strive to get people from all over the world excited about nature and to raise awareness of the need to protect it – we also want to make our own sustainable contribution to species conservation. With the help of our supporters, we fund innovative projects around the globe that are working to protect endangered species. Species conservation starts at home, and every individual can make an important contribution to saving wildlife.

    Species conservation every day

    In one study, researchers are focusing on the snow leopards of Mongolia. Thanks to the support of Zoo and Tierpark Berlin, they have been able to equip the rare big cats with GPS collars. The resulting data helps protective measures to be implemented more effectively.

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    Zoo and Tierpark Berlin support behavioural research into polar bears in the Arctic, with a view to establishing protected habitat areas.

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    The Zoo and Tierpark support numerous innovative species conservation projects – from right here on our doorstep to far-flung locations like Madagascar.

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    Zoos around the world record and coordinate their endangered species populations with the help of so-called stud books. The stud books managed by Berlin’s zoos include that of the Amur leopard, Vietnamese pheasant and Siberian tiger.

    Vulnerable species can only be saved if we work together. Tierpark Berlin actively supports the reintroduction of Przewalski’s horses into the wild in Mongolia.

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    Bearded vultures that hatched in Zoo and Tierpark Berlin have been successfully released into the wild in the Alps, Andalusia and the Cévennes.

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    The world’s giraffe population has drastically declined over the past 30 years. Zoo and Tierpark Berlin are supporting a species conservation project to save giraffes in Tanzania.

    In cooperation with our partners, we successfully released Berlin-born European bison into the wild in the Caucasus.

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    Opening hours

    Today, 13. July
    9:00 - 18:30
    Last admission: 17:00
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    Feedings & Trainings

    • Giraffe-Talk 12:30
    • Chacoan peccaries 12:30
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