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Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover, Hannover

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Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover first opened its doors in 1865, making this one of Germany's oldest zoological parks. As you wander the 22 hectares (54.3 acres) of exhibits and habitats, you'll notice lush, realistic enclosures. The zoo prides itself on having few visible barriers between visitors and its 3,500 animals. You can walk through seven regions of the world, including the Zambezi, Yukon Bay, the Outback, and Gorilla Mountain. Follow the 5 km (3.1 mi) explorer path for the recommended route through the zoo. Ask about a guided tour if you'd like to learn more about the zoo's residents and its conservation efforts. Children will also enjoy the petting zoo and several playgrounds. To visit Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover on your trip to Hannover, use our Hannover itinerary builder.
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  • We visited the zoo on a busy holiday Monday in June. The zoo had obviously spent what must have been a considerable amount of money, time and effort to create well thought through, suitable habitats f...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the zoo in Hannover while we were here for a long weekend. We used our Hannover card to travel there, and then got a €3 discount per entry ticket. I've been to a number of zoos i...  more »
  • This wasn't the cheapest day out by any measure but this was one of those defining points in my wife and children's lives that they WILL not forget. The zoo itself is undergoing some improvement work ...  more »
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  • After watching leaked footage of the abuse of grown and baby elephants I would never visit this zoo. Tears literally came to my eyes as I watched a baby elephant get hooked in the face. The poor little elephant continued to get beat and hooked all over. Could you imagine being a little child and getting hooked and beaten to perform tricks, absolutely heart breaking. This is 2017, people do not want to see elephants turn in circles, lift their legs, and do stupid tricks that are not natural. In my opinion this zoo is a disgrace to the animal kingdom. Elephants are highly intelligent creatures, to see them abused and their spirits broken made me want to vomit. This Zoo needs to make a big change. If I could give them negative stars I would.
  • Abuse of animals should not be tolerated in an educated country. Search for leaked footage of the abuse done to the elephants. Disgraceful...
  • Will never support a zoo when you can clearly see animal abuse. Disappointed and disgusted. Clear marks on animals. Elephants do not preform acts in the wild. Dirty pins with malnourished animals. Animals should be happy to see their keepers (bringing food or treats and feeling loved and protected) instead I witnessed them being afraid I left with a horrible stomach ache 😖
  • Amusing zoo. Nice show with seals. The zoo has focussed rather on "decoration" and setting a scene rather than having the most "special" animals. Don't expect something gigantic.
  • a good place to visit in summer, not having a large number of animals, but the shows are entertaining..