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Thüringer Zoopark 1 Erfurt

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Thüringer Zoopark 1 Erfurt

Address 99087 Erfurt
Telephone +49361 7518821
How to Find it: Bus: Line 26 from "Rieth" till the last stop "Zoopark". Tram: From stop "Anger" take Line 5 to the Zoo last stop "Zoopark". Car: Travelling from the direction Sömmerda on the A71 "Exit 8" (Stotternheimer Straße) turn right towards the city centre -> turn right towards "Am Roten Berg" -> turn right at the "Bonhoefferstraße" and then follow the street till you arrive at the Zoo. Follow the yellow signs "P Zoo". Travelling from the direction Schweinfurt on the A71 "Exit 9" (Mittelhäuser Straße) turn right towards the city centre -> follow the "August-Röbling-Straße" and turn left towards "Am Roten Berg" -> turn left at the "Bonhoefferstraße" and then follow the street till you arrive at the Zoo Traveling on the B 4 Exit "Marbach", follow the "Straße der Nationen" towards "Roter Berg" till traffic lights at Bonhoefferstraße, turn left and then follow the street till you arrive at the Zoo. Follow the yellow signs "P Zoo"
Open: Open: November - March = 10:00 till 16:00 April - October = 9:00 till 18:00 (Last entry 30 min before closing time)
Prices: Prices: Adult: ? 7,00 Euro Children (0 till 3 year old): Free Children (3 till 18 year old): ? 3,50 Disabled: ? 3,50 Dog ticket: ? 1,50
Area: 62.6 ha
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals 61 447 Conservation
Birds 37 156 Enclosures
Reptiles 58 224 Education
Amphibians 16 107 Recreation
Fish 4 20 Research
Total 176 954
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This critique last updated:  Jan 2010

Official Description

The zoo on the Red Mountain (Roter Berg)

The Thüringer Zoopark is situated in the north of Erfurt on a hill called "Red Mountain". Erfurt is the capital of the federal state Thüringia, . Enjoy a wonderful view of the city with many towers and the surroundings from the hill top.


Exotics and Natives

Next to classical zoo animals like giraffes, rhinos, African lions, zebras and elephants the zoo also shows very rare species like barbary lions and Nilgiri langurs. A variety of frogs, reptilians, birds and small mammals lives in the Elephant House.  Not to forget the horses, ponies, donkeys, camels, sheeps, goats and many other pet  and domestic animals.



New in the zoo: The Flamingo lagoon for 30 Greater flamingos. The beautiful and graceful birds can be seen in the large aviary next to the main entrance. Behind this enclosure arises, in 2010, the big Africa savannah for zebras, antelopes and ostrich.


Festivities in the Zoo

The zoo organizes every year several special events. For children’s birthday parties or companies parties, the guided tour, which will take you behind the scenes, are a special experience. In the spring-, summer- and autumn vacation there is a special vacation program which will teach you many interesting and amazing facts about the Zoopark. 


Petting, playing and eating

 For the children there is a large playground and a petting zoo with pygmy goats. In the direct area you can find the Zoopark- restaurant ,Weinberghaus and the new build Cafeteria with a terrace, Hakuna Matata. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee in peace while the children are occupied. 


Come to the Zoo to have a beautiful day in relaxing atmosphere!

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Species List

Common name

Latin name



West African Land Snail

Achatina marginata

East African land snail

Achatina fulicia



Emperor scorpion

Pandinus imperator


Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula

Euathlus smithi

Mexican redleg tarantula

Brachypelma emilia

Curly-hair tarantula

Euathlus albopilosa

Hexapoda (Insects)


Sun beetle

Pachnoda marginata peregrina

Flower beetle

Smaragdestes Africana mutica


death's head cockroach

Blaberus craniifer

Madagascar hissing cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa


Andamans Stick Insect

Sceptrophasma hispidula

Sungay Stick Insect

Sungaya inexpectata



Green and black poison arrow frog

Dedrobates auratus

Dyeing dart frog

Dendrobates tinctorius

Blue Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates azureus

Yellow-banded poison dart frog

Dendrobates leucomelas

Golden Poison Frog

Dendrobates terribilis

Phantasmal Poison Frog

Dendrobates tricolor

Pleasing Poison Frog

Epipedobates bassleri

Marañón Poison Frog

Dendrobates mysteriosus

Cane toad

Bufo Marinus

Giant Tree Frog

Litoria infrafrenata

Australian Green Tree Frog

Litoria caerulea

Red-eyed Tree Frog

Agalychnis callydryas

Sapo Dorado

Bufo guttatus

Amazon Milk Frog

Trachycephalus resinifictrix

Tomato frog

Dysophus guineti



Ambystoma mexicanum


Blue streak hap

Labidochromis caeruleus

Cobalt Blue zebra cichlid

Pseudotropheus zebra

Blue grey Mbuna

Melanochromis Johannii

Malawi golden cichlid

Melanochromis Auratus



False Map Turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica

Florida Redbelly Turtle

Pseudemys nelsoni

Painted Turtle

Chrysemy picta belli

Red-Eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans

Cumberland Slider

Trachemys scripta troostii

Three-toed box turtle

Terapene carolina triunguis

Amboina Box Turtle

Cuora amboinensis

Columbian Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys melanosternon

African Spurred Tortoise

Geochelone sulcata

Indian Star Tortoise

Geochelone elegans

Spotted bellied side necked turtle

Phrynops hilarii

Eastern River Cooter

Pseudemys concinna

Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle

Ocadia sinensis

Central Asian Tortoise

Agrionemys horsfieldi

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

Hermann's Tortoise

Testudo hermanni


Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman

Paleosuchus palbebrosus

Scaled reptiles

Veiled chameleon

Chameleo calyptratrus

Moorish wall Gecko

Tarentola mauritanica

Lined Gecko

Gekko vittatus

Tokay Gecko

Gekko gecko

Leopard Gecko

Eublepharis macularius

Giant Day Gecko

Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis

Green iguana

Iguana iguana

Cuvier's Madagascar Swift

Oplurus cuvieri

Madagascar iguana

Chalarodon madagascariensis

Green basilisk

Basiliscus plumifrons

Eastern Casquehead Iguana

laemanctus longipes

Geyr’s Spiny-tailed Lizard

Uromastyx geyri

Mali uromastyx

Uromastyx maliensis

Tropical Girdled Lizard

Cordylus tropidosternum

Green Anole

Anolis carolinensis

Knight anole

Anolis equestris

Chinese Water Dragons

Physignathus concincinus

Central Bearded Dragon

Pogona vitticeps

Black-soil Bearded Dragon

Pogona henrylawsoni

Common Agama

Agama agama lionotum

Solomon Island Skink

Corucia zebrata

Blue-tongued skinks

Tiliqua scincoides

Eutropis multifasciata

Mabuya multifasciata

Vaillant's Mabuya

Mabuya vaillantii

Emerald Tree Skink

Lamprolepis smaragdina

Western Girdled Lizard

Zonosaurus laticaudatus

Cape Flat Lizard

Platysaurus capensis

Ridgetail Monitor

Varanus acanthurus

Kimberley Rock Monitor

Varanus glauerti

Royal Python

Python regius

Rainbow Boa

Epicrates cenchria

Yellow anaconda

Eunectes notateus

Boa constrictor

Boa constrictor

California Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula californiae

Honduran milk snake

Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis

Pueblan milk snake

Lampropeltis triangulum campelli

Sinaloan milk snake

lampropeltis getulus sinaloe

Amur rat snake

Elaphe Schrenckii




Dromaius novaehollandiae


Diamond dove

Geopelia cuneata



Geronticus eremita


Greater flamingo

Phoenicopterus ruber roseus


Steinbacher goose

Anser anser f. domesticus


Mongolian tawny eagle

Aquila rapax nipalensis

Eurasian kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Crested/common caracara

Polyborus plancus

Griffon vulture

Gyps fulvus


Indian blue Quail

Coturnix chinensis

Common peafowl

Pavo cristatus

Thüringer dwarf chicken

Gallus gallus f. domesticus

Pacific parrotlet

Forpus coelestis

Australian rainbow lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus mollucanus

Peach-faced lovebird

Agapornis roseicollis

Grey parrot

Psittacus erithacus

Blue-and-yellow macaw

Ara ararauna

Solomba lesser sulphur-crestedcockatoo

Cacatua sulphurea abbotti


Eolophus roseicapillus


Snowy owl

Bubo  scandiacus


Paradise whydah

Vidua paradisaea

Pin-tailed whydah

Vidua macroura

Zebra finch

Poephila guttata

Red-cheeked cordon-bleu

Uraeginthus bengalus

Red-winged pytilia

Pytilia phoenicotera

Purple grenadier

Uraeginthus ianthinogaster

Yellow-crowned bishop

Euplectes afer

Red-billed quelea

Quelea quelea

Black-winged red bishop

Euplectes hordeaceus

Yellow-mantled widow bird

Euplectes macrourus

Hill mynah

Gracula religiosa

Red-billed fire-finch

Lagonosticta senegala

Black-bellied fire-finch

Lagonostica rara

Black-and-white mannikin

Lonchura bicolor

Gouldian finch

Chloebia gouldiae

Long-tailed finch

Poephila acuticauda



Red-necked wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus

Eastern grey kangaroo

Macropus giganteus

Flying mouse

Acrobates pygmaeus


White-headed brown lemur

Eulumur albifrons

White-fronted spider monkey

Ateles belzebuth hybridus

Barbary ape

Macaca sylvanus

Nilgiri langur

Trachypithecus johnnii

Western black and white Colobus

Colobus polykomos


Symphalangus syndactylus


Larger hairy armadillo

Chaetophractus villosus


Weißgrannen rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domesticus

Dutch rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domesticus

Rhinelander rabit

Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domesticus

Alaska rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domesticus

Angora rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domesticus

Thüringer rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domesticus

Dwarf rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domesticus


Cape ground squirrel

Xerus inauris

Spotted grass mouse

Lemniscoys striatus

Cairo Spiny Mouse

Acomys cahirinus

Eurasian harvest mouse

Micromys minutus

Guinea pig

Cavia aperea f porcelllus

Indian porcupine

Hystrix leucura

Greater Egyptian jerboa

Jaculus orientalis

Striped hairy-footed hamster

Phodopus sungorus

Black-tailed tree rat

Thallomys nigricauda



Potos Flavus

Banded mongoose

Mungos mungo

Slender-tailed meerkat

Suricata suricatta

Domestic cat

Felis sylvestris f. catus


Panthera leo

German shepherd

Canis lupus f. familiaris

Bat-eared fox

Otocyon megalotis

Siberean weasel

Mustela Sibirica


Acinonyx jubatus


Rock Hyrax

Procavia capensis

African elephant

Loxodonta africana

Short-eared elephant shrew

Macroscelides proboscideus

Tailless tenrec

Tenrec ecaudatus

Odd-toed ungulate

Southern white rhinoceros

Ceratotherium simum simum

Damara zebra

Equus burchellii antiquorum

Bulgarian Domestic ass

Equus aricanus f. asinus

Thüringer Domestic ass

Equus aricanus f. asinus

Poitou donkey

Equus asinus asinus poitou

Mini Shetland pony

Equus prezewalskii f. caballus

German riding horse

Equus prezewalskii f. caballus

Shire draft horse

Equus prezewalskii f. caballus

Haflinger pony

Equus prezewalskii f. caballus

Even-toed ungulate

Miniature pig

Sus scrofa f. domestica

Angeln saddleback pig

Sus scrofa f. domestica


Lama guanicoe f. glama

Domestic bactrian camel

Camelus ferus f. bactrianus

Fallow deer

Dama dama dama


Giraffa camelopardalis

Domestic yak

Bos grunniens grunniens domestic

American bison

Bison bison

West African pygmy goat

Capra hircus hircus

Heidschnucke sheep

Ovis aries aries

Ouessant sheep

Ovis aries aries



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