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Berlin Zoo Elephant Gate Entrance
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Hardenbergplatz 8 · interesting places nearby
Berlin Zoo information
Berlin's zoo holds a triple record as Germany's oldest, most species-rich and most popular animal park. It was established in 1844 under King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who not only donated the land but also pheasants and other animals from the royal family's private reserve on the Pfaueninsel. The menagerie includes 20,000 critters representing 1500 species, including orangutans, koalas, rhinos, giraffes and penguins. A popular feature are the daily feeding sessions, starting at 10.30am with the polar bears.
Animals are housed in open enclosures designed to resemble their natural habitat. The main entrance is via the Lion's Gate on Hardenbergplatz, while the Elephant Gate on Budapester Strasse welcomes visitors with exotic flair.