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Zoo Leipzig, Leipzig

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#1 of 83 in Parks in Saxony
One of the world's elite parks, Zoo 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 Zoo Leipzig on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Leipzig trip builder website.
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  • I just spent the day at Zoo Leipzig with my 3 daughters, ages 10, 13, and 17. What a fantastic place! It took us about 6 hours to get through the entire zoo. As with most city zoos, space is at a...  more »
  • The park itself is located near to the center. It is tidy, clean and the animals have enough space to live their life. The variety is outstanding. They have so many different species. It really is a.....  more »
  • I liked the Zoo and I would definitely go back. But there wasn’t much energy with the animals. They were there, but maybe we just showed up during nap time, because there wasn’t much action at...  more »
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  • Zoo Leipzig is a fun place for the entire family. The entire zoo is very kid friendly - highly interactive, hands-on and accessible. There are kids' play areas and a petting zoo. The animals are housed in environments that try to replicate their natural habitat, for the most part. The zoo is a bit old and shabby looking, but easy to navigate and not overly large. Although most animals are housed humanely, there are a few exhibits where larger animals are kept alone and may be bored or stressed. Overall, though, this zoo is a very positive experience. Do not miss the African exhibits! Food and beverages are available for purchase on site, and there is a large souvenir shop before the exit door (best of luck leaving the shop without making a purchase, if you have young children!). Reduced admission tickets are available for purchase three hours before closing, but bear in mind that you will need at least three hours to see all of the exhibits, and, if you have small children, probably four or five hours. Please note that most signage and descriptions are primarily in German, and some staff may not converse in English. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful zoo with so many animals to see. You should definitely plan in a whole day when visiting the zoo. For kids, there are not just the animals but also some really cool and fun playgrounds which are designed in different ways. If you become hungry there are many different places to eat as well. Lots of things to do!
  • Amazing variety of animals and the price is good. I would definitely visit for a 3rd time when I go to Leipzig again. Take care when you use the outdoor parking and pay for extra 2 hours because you won't know how long you are gonna stay inside. I recommend you pay around 4 to 5 hours as a minimum because this is the average time used to go through everything. If you paid less trust me...you will start running in the middle of the zoo and you will feel like you are missing a lot. I went twice to the zoo so this is from my own personal experience. I paid for 4 hours and still I had to run the last 5 minutes. I wish you a beautiful visit.
  • This is an absolutely wonderful zoo! You can easily spend all day here and it's great for all ages! There is so much to do and it's truly a unique experience with the variety of animals and spaces they have set up.
  • It is a really nice Zoo. You have a Lot of places to Play. You can see the Tiger from near. Every Animal has a huge confined Space. The Price is very moderate. And You can stay the whole Day.

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