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These 12 Zoos, you must have seen

Zoo schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria

named For the fifth Time in a row, the British expert Anthony Sheridan Schönbrunn in Vienna as the best Zoo in Europe. Sheridan looked at 126 Zoological gardens after 40 scientific criteria. His Ranking is drawn up every second year. Schönbrunn was opened in 1752 and is the oldest zoo in the world. He is also one of the most beautiful, as it is located on the site of the eponymous castle, one of the most popular sights of Vienna.

The Zoo has established itself as a centre for conservation and education. Here is the first elephant to give birth was in a Zoo, and Europe's first Panda birth by natural fertilization. Visitors can observe, in addition to the giant pandas and elephants, penguins, monkeys and many other species in their habitat. The Zoo offers daily animal talks and feeding shows and tours, Backstage access, and night tours.

Toronto ZooKanada

The Toronto Zoo has 5,000 animals from 460 species worldwide and offers attractions such as the pelvis, in which the stingrays you can touch, or camel riding. In addition, the Gaur (an Indian Bisonart), the spider monkey, grevy's Zebra, the African elephant, the Big Kudu (a species of antelope), Western lowland gorilla and the pygmy Hippo is here encouraged the young for many endangered species. These include native animals such as Grizzly, elk, Bison, raccoon, lynx and Puma.

Welsh Mountain ZooColwyn Bay, UK

This 10 acres is relatively small, hilly animal Park was created by the naturalist Robert Jackson in 1963. Today it is managed by the Zoological Society of Wales. She uses him mainly for the conservation of native animal species. Here visitors will find small forests, alleys and hills, with grey herons, grass snakes and badgers. The enclosure of the Eurasian Otter velvet river and waterfall, as well as the dwellings of the Californian sea lions and the Humboldt penguins are particularly worth seeing.

Australia ZooSunshine Coast, Australia

The wildest and most adventurous Zoo of the earth in 1970 by Steve Irwin, Australia's famous crocodile hunter, was founded. Irwin died in 2006 during a diving accident. The Zoo is located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains. He was known primarily for its crocodiles and other reptiles. Here, physical contact with snakes, Koalas, kangaroos, Wombats, tigers and elephants. More than 1000 different animals are native to Australia Zoo.

Philadelphia ZooUSA

America's first zoo in the Philadelphia Zoo. It was founded in 1874 and is today known for its breeding of endangered species and the special value placed on natural environments. Among more than 1300 animals, the primates are particularly striking: almost an acre Indoor and outdoor complex is home to ten Primate species, among them, Gibbons, lowland gorillas, Sumatran orangutans, lemurs and silverback Gorillas. In "Big Cat Falls" lives of twelve species of big cats, including African lions, Siberian tigers, jaguars, snow leopards, and Cougars.

Yokohame ZooJapan

The Yokohama Zoo "Zoorasia", was founded in 1999 and is a 30 hectares of very large and very green. It is home to more than 1500 animals from 150 species, and consists of seven separate ecological zones: Asian tropical forest, Central Asian highland, and the oceanic grasslands, a Japanese rural area, the African rain forest and the Amazon jungle. All were designed as natural habitats. Since the Zoo is very extensive, is given to each visitor upon entry, a pair of binoculars so he can watch the animals better.

the Zoo of Zurich, Switzerland

As in previous years, the Zurich Zoo in Anthony Sheridan's Ranking. In the case of conservation and education he is offered even a leader. The Zurich Zoo was opened in 1929 and will be after the final Expansion to 2020 28 hectares big. He attracted last year, around 1.2 million visitors. More than 4500 animals from nearly 400 species can be seen here on the Zurich mountain. Among other things, points to the Zoo with the South American mountain mist forest "Sangay" with glasses and nose of a bear, the Eurasian pond system "Selenga" for domestic and North Asian birds, the Himalayan plant with Siberian tigers, wolves, snow leopards and Pandas.

Widely known as opened in 2003 the Masoala rain forest. The Indian forest lion and dwarf, otter, and the African mountains for Dscheladas, Nubian ibex and rock hyrax, and a South American wetland "Pantanal" for Capybara, anteaters, tapirs, Flamingos and Capuchin monkeys were dry-built in the subsequent years. 2014, the new, spacious elephant Park, in 2015, followed by the Mongolian Steppe for Bactrian camels, and Yaks, and 2017, the parrot house.

Edinburgh ZooSchottland

The Edinburgh Zoo, the Rugby and football stadium in Murrayfield is located in the district of Corstorphine, close to. Owner, the Royal Zoological society of Scotland. The Zoo, opened in 1913, houses more than 1000 animals and attracts annually 600‘000 visitors. Edinburgh Zoo was the first in the world in which penguins and bred were housed, as well as the first in the UK, which hosted Koalas, and giant pandas. The Zoo is also involved actively in the breeding of endangered species and promotes their protection around the globe. The ultra-modern chimpanzee enclosure has been recommended by experts such as Jane Goodall. One of the Highlights of the penguin parade, where the penguins out of their kennels and left with their keepers running around. Versatile educational events and other activities round out the offerings.

San Diego ZooUSA

Near the center in the southern California city of San Diego, the San Diego Zoo is located. This 30-acre home of nearly 4000 animals from 800 species consists of hills, especially from grass-green and invites visitors to a 35-minute guided bus tour, at your discretion, and quit. The elephant Odyssey exhibit is the most impressive performance of the animal parks, and traces the development of present-day elephants, the mammoth in the Pleistocene until today. Beside it, a huge enclosure to wait with bears, lions and jaguars.

the Zoo of Basel, Switzerland

The Basel Zoo to the Locals as the "Zolli", was built in 1874 as the first animal Park in Switzerland on the River river birsig just outside the city, but is now fully encircled. Its relatively small surface area of around 11 hectares can be increased, therefore, hardly more. Although the Basel Zoo is so manageable, it also has a with and 7000 animals from more than 628 species of the largest animal population of Switzerland. And he enjoys an international Reputation, especially because of his breeding successes such as in Indian rhinoceros, pygmy hippopotamus or a lowland gorilla, snow leopard, Cheetah, Indian Rhino, Flamingo, pygmy Hippo, Okapi, and Somali wild ass. This wild donkey species would be extinct without the breeding in Basel. The Zoological Society of London on the Zoo Basel as one of the seven best in the world. He is visited every year by a round-a-Million people. Soon to be opened in the Basel zoo, the largest Aquarium in the Switzerland.

the Zoo of Leipzig, Germany

The Leipzig Zoo is a 26-acre, Park-like landscaped Zoological garden at rose valley, to the North-West of Leipzig city centre. He is one of the most species-rich Zoos in Europe. Since 2000, the Zoo is rebuilt extensively under the name of the project "Zoo of the future" and expanded. By 2022, a tag in each of the thematic areas. In spite of the extensive construction activity, Anthony Sheridan takes him for several years as the second-best Zoo in Europe (after Schönbrunn) and the best Zoo in Germany in its ranking.

Zoo Prague, the Czech Republic,

far to the front of the Zooranking the Prague Zoo. The Prague Zoo is 58 acres of the largest in the Czech Republic and was founded in 1931. It is located in the district of Troja on the Vltava river in one of the watercourses traversed landscape. The most important performance of the Prague zoo, its contribution to the rescue of the Przewalski's horse is. A typical visit to the Asian elephant, Siberian Tiger, Asian lion, Amur leopards, cheetahs, wolves and polar bears, striped hyenas, sun bears, and many rarely seen ungulate species are magnets.

The most modern facilities are the turtles, which for the giants, and Gorillas, as well as the Africa house for aardvarks, warthogs and other African animal species. Other rare species in the Prague Zoo Malaysia-Tiger, Blue Iguana, the Chinese giant Salamander and Lear's Macaw. Is connected to a spacious outdoor enclosure for giraffes, Zebras and antelopes. In 2004, an Indonesian rain forest was created, among other things, with Pig-tailed macaques and Orang-Utans. 2010 was built for Asian elephants, hippos, sable antelopes, and Bongos with a new, enlarged facility. In the children's zoo, children can enter the enclosure, and with many farm animals such as pigs, sheep, rabbits and ponies play. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 17.04.2019, 16:04 p.m.

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