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Zoo Wuppertal

Zoo Wuppertal

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Recommended by 197 out of 215 hikers

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    The zoo is located in a park with partly very old trees.
    The park is located Wuppertal typically hillside.
    There are so many vertical meters together.
    Since one tries to keep species-appropriate the animals have retreat areas so that some animals are not necessarily to be seen.
    For the little ones there is one or the other playground.

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    • July 20, 2017

  • JR56

    Not far from the Ruhr area, the Wuppertal Green Zoo awaits its large and small visitors. Much has been redesigned here in recent years. The zoo not only impresses with its almost 3500 animals from all over the world, but also with its diverse family-friendly offers. There are special discounts for families and very special offers for children and seniors.
    One of the region's large zoos is picturesquely located on the slopes of the Wuppertal. The Wuppertal Zoo is not only a magnet for visitors in the Bergisches Land, many guests from the Ruhr area also come to the traditional zoological garden. And garden is also the appropriate description for the 24 hectare park, the sometimes quite steep paths through lots of greenery lead to the individual enclosures.


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    • December 13, 2020

  • Kapuste

    If you are lucky you can reach the lions in the lion enclosure of the Wuppertal Zoo on this section up to 20m. The lion pictured here was not impressed by me and enjoyed the spring sun almost motionless. Nevertheless, I was happy about the 3m high double fence that separated us.

    If you follow the route, you will see llamas and pampas on the left and tigers on the right.

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    • April 18, 2016

  • Blutaar

    Nice zoo for the whole family. Also good motives for amateur photographers available without always having the cage in the picture. If you're on crutches, you should avoid the zoo because of the altitude difference (speak from experience).

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    • January 14, 2018

  • Tevion1505 (Andreas)

    The zoological garden of the city of Wuppertal (short Zoo Wuppertal or Wuppertal Zoo, own name: "The Green Zoo Wuppertal" [3]) is a scientifically managed zoo and one of the sights in the city of Wuppertal. He is also the namesake of the villa district Zooviertel.

    In the 24 hectare park with old trees on a hillside, 4200 animals of around 470 species from all parts of the world are housed. The animal houses include great apes, monkeys, bears, big cats, tapirs, elephants, birds, fish and reptiles.

    The Wuppertal Zoo was laid out according to plans by the horticultural artist Heinrich Siesmayer. The public limited company Zoologischer Garten was founded on December 5, 1879. On September 8, 1881, the zoo restaurants and the zoo were opened. At the beginning, the zoo had 34 animals, including a bear and a pair of wolves. On September 15, 1899 the lion "Pascha" was born. It was one of the few zoological sights, because entertainment was the focus, so you could go canoeing in the lake of today's gibbon facility. In the years 1910 to 1912 the "Nordland Panorama" for polar bears, sea lions and mountain goats and the lion rock was built. In May 1927 the elephant house was completed and on May 27th the Asian elephant couple "Krishna" and "Lakshmi" moved in together with the two hippos "Bubi" and "Rosa". After a change in stock corporation law, the stock corporation was dissolved in 1937 and the zoo was taken over by the city of Wuppertal, which is the owner of the zoo to this day.

    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoo_Wuppertal

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    • June 17, 2021

  • Tevion1505 (Andreas)

    In November 1879, numerous Elberfeld citizens founded a zoo stock company in order to set up a zoo on the "Am Kothen" site, which was owned by Baron August von der Heydt. Two years later, the restoration building was erected as the first building in the complex by the architects Hermanns & Riemann in the form of the neo-renaissance. The strictly symmetrical building has a three-axis central projection with a flat triangular gable and two corner towers, one storey of which protrude over the structure. Arched windows structure the two storeys of the facade and are provided with aedicules and rusticated walls. The restoration building, which is on a line of sight with the train station on the Bergisch-Märkische route, is one of the most beautiful public buildings of the second half of the 19th century in Wuppertal.

    Object: zoo halls
    Location: Hubertusallee 30
    District: Elberfeld West
    Architect: Hermanns & Riemann
    Client: Zoo AG
    Year of construction: 1881

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    • June 10, 2021

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    • September 28, 2019

  • Jake the hiker

    The zoological garden of the city of Wuppertal is an experience for young and old and a real highlight in the region

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    • August 1, 2021

  • Marcel

    In this zoo elephants are tortured and abused for commercial purposes. The animals are subjected to violence by the zookeepers and have to pose for photos with visitors and show tricks. It is unheard of that Zoo Wuppertal degrades elephants to live photo scenes and gymnastic equipment!

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    • August 12, 2017

  • RonsiGabi

    The aralandia is its own, beautifully landscaped enclosure to save these striking blue hyacinth parrots from extinction. The animals are given time and space to find partners and couples found in this way are relocated.
    So far, the zoo has been very satisfied with its project, which seems to be going very well. For the visitors it is nice that you can stay right in the middle and watch the beautiful blue animals.

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    • September 23, 2021

  • Thorsten G

    Great zoo, definitely go!

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    • November 20, 2021

  • MrIdea

    A very nice zoo. Very green location.

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    • July 24, 2022

  • Biggi Meisje

    Outdoor area with feeding point and water hole

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    • May 19, 2020

  • Kevin

    Very nice zoo great

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    • June 20, 2021

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