Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig), Leipzig

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One of the world's elite parks, Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig) opened in 1878 and now has nearly 850 different animal species. The zoo prides itself on its collection of big cats and its enormously successful breeding program. The internationally renowned enclosures and exhibits resemble real, wild habitats. Wind your way through six different regions: the Founder's Garden, Gondwanaland, Asia, Pongoland, Africa, and South America. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. The 22.7 hectare (56 acre) zoo's efforts toward authenticity mean the walking paths are often made of sand or soil. Put Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Leipzig trip builder website .
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  • The zoo well maintained. The zoo has a tropical theme inside, and as an Indonesian, I was surprised how their plan the interior for a tropical theme. When I went inside, I felt like I was in my home c...  more »
  • Simply put, the best zoo I have ever visited, and I have visited nearly 130. The enclosures are superbly vegetated and reigned to mimic the natural conditions that the animals would live in. The Gondw...  more »
  • The primate house is particularly lovely. You can sit just the other side of a window from an orang mother nursing her baby; ditto the gorillas, though to me they are less interesting animals. The bio...  more »

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