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Heidelberg Zoo, Heidelberg

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Zoo / Aquarium
Home to a diverse range of animals and birds, Heidelberg Zoo has been one of the city's institutions since 1933. Some of the animals you can see at this small zoo include the Syrian brown bear, elephants, Sumatran tigers, Asiatic lions, red kangaroos, and various species of apes. A number of bird installations feature flamingos, Mandarin ducks, and Kea parrots. Choose from several daily feedings you can watch. At noon every day, the zookeepers present some of the smaller animals, such as the African hedgehog, ball armadillos, insects, and snakes at the Little Monkey House. Use our Heidelberg itinerary builder to add Heidelberg Zoo and other attractions to your Heidelberg vacation plans.
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  • A very nice Zoo, mainly for the warm season. Unfortunately, the ostriches showed an extreme Verhaltensauffälligkeit. I think that would still need for improvement for the enclosure there.
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  • Excellent, though not very large Zoo with lots of beautiful plants. Predators and red pandas, see not just. There is a small area of contact Zoo with sheep and goats.
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  • We have started to Heidelberg with the Zoo trip our trip and have not regretted it. Mainly due to beginning of spring was the bloom, daffodils, tulips, etc. You realize that you care with love the Park. In addition to the animals also the storks were pleased that throughout the Zoo, nest and flew over our heads. The Park is really nice also for walks, offers enough playgrounds for children. Also, the Park supervisor seem to attach great importance to information. Everywhere you can find information about conservation and projects, as well as emulated skull (E.g. elephant) and other such little things, you get really what to see! Unfortunately we missed the reptiles but otherwise you can not complain!
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  • Visited in March, not a lot of animals although the zoo is well made with animals given freedom to still move around and hide from guests.
  • The zoo is great and well looked after. There is certainly enough for the kids to see and to play. The food is the worst I've ever had in Germany. So bring something to eat if you would like more than an ice cream. The toilets are not really clean and parking is expensive.
  • Really nice zoo. Very child friendly. Nice displays with the animals and nice facts posted nearby.
  • Went there on a sunny day and had a great time walking around and viewing the varied animal selection in mostly modern enclosures. Good kids activities (in German) and a cafe inside in case you forget your lunch.
  • Went in winter and ofc a lot of animal was just inside or not visible. But even its nice, child friendly, interesting information at animals with links to yt videos. Between short distances you can find wc and playground, so not a pain if your child have to go out urgent. :)