Getting ready for gharials

Work is continuing on the centrepiece of the Alfred Brehm building – the approx. 1,150 m² Tropical Hall. Soon, this hall will immerse visitors in the colourful world of a Southeast Asian rainforest, complete with exotic birds, flying foxes, and tortoises. For now, the focus is on laying the concrete for the Sunda gharial habitat. In the future, visitors will be able to observe these rare crocodilians with their long, narrow snouts as they wallow in water surrounded by lush vegetation that recalls their natural habitat in Southeast Asia. But fear not: humans and animals will still be separated – by discreet barriers that blend seamlessly into the rainforest surroundings.

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