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Zoo Leipzig, Leipzig

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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. By using our Leipzig itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Zoo Leipzig and other attractions in Leipzig.
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  • We spent a whole day out yesterday at the Leipzig Zoo. It opens at 9am but we are not such early birds on a day off and arrived around 10.30am, eventually leaving around 5.15pm - so a big day out! The...  more »
  • It was sooooo coooool - it was open in 1878 and still is an extraordinary place to visit we tried to see all 27hectares but only had a few hours for it so visited only small part of it but Gondwanalan...  more »
  • Weekend away in Leipzig? Do not miss spending a day at this zoo, it is brilliant, really set out well, animals clearly visible, plenty of places to stop and rest for a drink or bite to eat (you will n...  more »
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  • Amazing new Zoo. Last time I visited Zoo Leipzig was when I was a boy. It now is completely transformed and a great experience for our2 year old and heaps of other kids. We did enjoy it as well as we could see big animals closeup and in fantastically arranged environments. The new playground alone is amazing. It sits where the polar bears used to be. A few hickups would include the extra charging here and there for example the camel rides for 6€ a pop or the narrow path ways when using a buggy. Other than that - we spend 6h easily wondering about. The restaurants and coffees on offer are good.
  • While the price can feel a bit steep it is well worth knowing that visitors can enter all areas on one ticket - this includes the aquarium, the primate enclosure (+ feedings) and Gondwanaland. A great zoo with several excellent, large and enriched enclosures, a diverse feeding and activity schedule and lots of informational talks (do note: zookeepers sometimes feed during their talks, so if you're interested in specific animals going to the talk can be well worth it). One star gets knocked off for the persistent presence of horrible GDR-era enclosures, some of which still house animals. I know the zoo is working on creating great new spaces, but in the meantime some zoo inhabitants are still in very unfortunate environments.
  • This was my third time in Leipzig Zoo and I enjoyed it every single time. There are new attractions/ enclosures every year and the zoo get's more and more beautiful. My favorite part is the Godwanaland, a huge tropical indoor area with a lot of unique animals and adventure trails. The enclosures are really spacious and the animals seem to be happy! A lot of endangered animals live there as well and they support projects to release them back into the wild. I defenitely recommend a visit, it's worth its price! (Adults 21€/ Students 17€)
  • Absolut perfekt. Best Zoo we have been so far and right in the center of Leipzig! Lots of food and small restaurants split across the area.
  • Loved the zoo, loads of animals and fun to visit. I guess more water animals would be cool but the tropical area is amazing.