Discover a fascinating wilderness in the middle of Leipzig. Here you can experience around 850 animal species living in habitats created close to their natural ones within six exciting theme worlds. You will find out why nature and species conservation is so important and be able to go on a discovery trip 365 days of the year.
Established in 1878, Leipzig Zoo is one of the oldest in the world and home to around 9000 animals.Since it opened in 2011, Gondwanaland has been offering visitors a very special kind of tropical experience. The name itself reinforces the notion of the primeval continent as a unique habitat. On a covered area larger than two football fields, more than 17.000 plants and around 300 animals, including exotic species, invite visitors to embark on an unforgettable adventure of discovery through the tropical rainforests of Africa, Asia and South America. Leipzig Zoo calls itself the “zoo of the future” with spacious enclosures, oriented towards the welfare of the animals, areas designed to feel “close to nature” and even occupational therapy. In addition, the zoo for supports a wildlife conservation project for each of its fields of interest.