Tierpark Berlin
Tierpark Berlin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Main entrance. Pelicans in Tierpark Berlin. Vulture in Tierpark Berlin. The Tierpark Berlin is one of the two zoos in Berlin, Germany. It is located in Friedrichsfelde, on the former grounds of Friedrichsfelde Palace, which is situated within the zoo. At 160 hectares it is Europe's largest zoological garden. As of 31 December 2008 ( 2008 -12-31) [update] , the zoo houses 7,699 animals from 950 species. [1 ] Contents
  • 1 History
  • 2 Statistics
  • 3 Directors
  • 4 Notes
  • 5 External links
[ edit] History Founded in 1955, it is the former East Berlin pendant to Berlin Zoologischer Garten, located in Charlottenburg, then in West Berlin. In recent years the zoo has become famous for its successful elephant breeding programme. It is also one of the few zoos in Western Europe that houses muskoxen. The zoo also features two public exhibits which are free of charge, including the Bärenschaufenster (Bear Show Window) which houses the European Brown Bear. [ edit] Statistics visitors 2007: 910,466 Animals Number Species Mammals 1467 196 Birds 2797 419 Reptiles 525 115 Amphibia 45 17 Fish 1199 142 Invertebrates 1950 100 Sum 7983 976 [ edit] Directors The first director (1955-1990) of the Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Heinrich Dathe, was a well-known scientist. He edited five scentitific journals and wrote more than 1,000 scientific and popular papers and books. [2 ] [ edit]

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