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Wuppertal Zoo (Z.G. Wuppertal)

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Wuppertal Zoo (Z.G. Wuppertal)

Address Zoologischer Garten WuppertalHubertusallee
Telephone
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Open: Summer: 8.30-18, winter 8.30 to 17.00
Prices: Adult: 10 DM, child 5 DM
Area:
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
Total 0 0
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This critique last updated:  Jan 2008


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This review submitted by Niels Johs Legarth Iversen: November 2000
To get to this zoo, take the S-train a couple of stations westwards from Wuppertal. It is a strange town, stretched out along a valley in a former mining and factory area, - I don't really know whether there is something like a town center. But they'we got a nice zoo. It is built around a flat area in the middle, surrounded by hilly terrain. At the entrance you have a bird lake to your right (with a gibbon house). From here follow the perimeter anticlockwise round. Soon you find the most unusual inhabitant of this zoo in an inconspicuous cage: a king cheetah. The ordinary cheetah is spotted, but in this rare variant the spots run together in stripes, and a black stripe runs along the spine. I have personally never seen it in any other zoo (it came from Pretoria Zoo in 1992). There are also ordinary cheetahs here. Further on you arrive at the newly built large elephant house, mostly inhabited by african elephants plus one old indian female. Pass the white wolwes and for once go towards the center until the ape house. Here you find all four big apes: orangs, gorillas, chimps and bonobos. Behind this house you find a well equipped monkey house. Now return to the wolwes and continue along the perimeter. Next you arrive at an area with takins, kiangs and several kinds of deer. Continue past the birds of prey and some cages with small cats, then take a turn around an area with zebras, then you are at the big cats' house. Big (and smaller) cats are one of the specialities of this zoo, - they boast that half the javanian leopards in zoos all around the world have come from their zoo, namely 19 individuals. You also find the rare sumatran tigers here, plus snow leopards and lions. Beneath this section towards the central lawn there is a concentration of bird exhibits, with - among other things - king penguins in a refrigerated house. There are also a group of breeding swallows, a voliere and a birdhouse with many interesting exhibits, including kolibris.When you have got to the central area, turn back and have a look at the sea lions. Follow the path to its left to see the last part of this pretty zoo, including a (modest) aquarium and enclosures with fourhorned sheep, okapis and bairds tapirs (rare in European zoos). You may not have contemplated a visit to Wuppertal, but this zoo is certainly worth a detour.

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