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Location: Erkrath, Mettmann, Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • Alex Otto

    Unfortunately, the enclosures are often empty. So do not promise children too much beforehand to avoid disappointment.

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    • May 10, 2020

  • The auroch enclosure is located directly at this highlight."... The great cattle, the European auroch, was once the largest land mammal in Europe. Until humans took this wildlife away and wiped it out, it was widespread across large parts of Europe, Asia and North Africa.
    The aurochs (Latin: Bos primigenius), also called Ur, Urrind or Urus, were - along with the Wisent - the rulers of the European meadows and forests. The wild animals had a quaint strength and were almost two meters high and with their huge horns up to a ton in weight.
    The last wild auroch died about 400 years ago in the Polish forests of Jaktorówka. Soon there were zoologists first plans to spread the ancestors of today's domestic cattle back to Europe by breeding ... "

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    • April 30, 2020

  • The pastures on which the animals stay vary depending on the season - so you should be prepared for a complete tour around the various game enclosures! In addition, they may ruminate somewhere in the tall grass or hang out in the shady forest!
    This also applies to the other animals (tarpans / bison), whereby the bison facility including stables is currently being modernized so that they are currently not there. When this system will be put back into operation you have to ask the district of Mettmann - there was no time information on site.

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    • November 7, 2021

  • Today unfortunately no seen but when they are there amazing to see such animals, especially the size.

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    • August 23, 2020

  • The enclosure is great. For both young and old.

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    • January 6, 2021

  • Somehow I became an involuntary bullfighter with the aurochs. You can find the whole story at: netreisetagebuch.de/eiszeitliche-wildgehege-neandertal

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    • February 18, 2021

  • The oxen have a rather calm disposition. One has the impression that nothing can disturb them.

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    • January 19, 2022

  • You have to be a bit lucky to see the animals

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    • August 20, 2022

  • Stately animals are the aurochs and the bison. Definitely worth a visit, like the Neandertal in general.

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    • August 27, 2023

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    • January 15, 2022

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Location: Erkrath, Mettmann, Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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