A winged beast from prehistory

Did you know that Pterodactylus was not actually a dinosaur at all?

    Strictly speaking, it was a flying reptile. Only land-dwelling primeval reptiles are referred to as dinosaurs.

    Pterodactylus had four fingers on each of its front limbs, with the fourth greatly elongated. Its wings were formed from leathery skin that stretched from that finger to its hind limbs. And that’s how it got its name: ptero (meaning “wing”) + dactylus (meaning “finger”).

    Why not make use of the public holidays to swoop in on the Tierpark’s Dinoworld Berlin exhibition? You can find more information and tickets here.

    Opening hours

    Today, 16. June
    9:00 - 18:30
    Last admission: 17:00
    All opening hours

    Feedings & Trainings

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