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.

A new face at Zoo Berlin

Since 1 February, Antje Brose has been head of fundraising at Zoo and Tierpark Berlin. We wanted to get to know her better, so we invited her for a chat.

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Too busy to get bore ...

Djambala refuses to give up – the female gorilla adroitly manoeuvres the peanut with a thin stick until it falls through a small hole into the level below. She works persistently and patiently until she finally holds the object of her desire in her hands. A “puzzle feeder” like this takes plenty of skill and concentration – and is great exercise for the mind.

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Low-power winter mode

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 optimism comes knocking at the door?

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A passport for a jaguar

Endangered animals are regularly jetted across the globe to contribute towards species conservation efforts. For the animals it may seem like a “holiday romance”, but for us it’s a “breeding programme”.

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Operation ear tufts

Unsere Altai-Luchs-Katze Kiska hat eine wichtige Mission. Seit dem 7. Juli testet sie ein neues GPS- Halsband, das auch für Luchsstudien in freier Wildbahn zum Einsatz kommt. Damit ist sie den Wissenschaftlern des Leibniz-Institutes für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung (IZW) (www.leibniz-izw.de) eine riesige Hilfe beim Schutz dieser bedrohten Art.

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