The Berlin Zoo is indeed a treat for the animal lover. Boasting to be the oldest zoo in the city, the zoo lives up to its heritage, in both quality and ambience. It has an interesting collection of species that is sure to intrigue both the parents and the children making it a perfect attraction for a day out with the whole family. >
The Berlin Zoo was first inaugurated in the year 1844 and was built upon a land gifted by the King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. The King, enthusiastic about wild life, provided his very own animals to fill up the cages of the zoo. Over the years the population of the zoo rapidly grew and by the 1900’s over a 1000 different animals made their homes here. It was World War II that caused much of its destruction; but nonetheless the zoo rose from the ashes and stands strong today entertaining its visitors with a wholesome and newfound collection of species.
As you enter the Zoo from its enormous Lion or Elephant Gates you will be greeted by a world of creatures. There are 15,000 animals in the zoo today that belong to a 1400 different species. The best part about the zoo is that it is very animal friendly; you would hardly see cages, most of the residents here roam freely in a habitat that very much depicts the wild. One of the most popular attractions in the Zoo is the Panda; it is almost one of the primary reasons for the enormous crowds who visit the zoo. The bird house is another interesting feat. With over 500 species of birds, you find a few rare ones in the collection as well. Then there are the polar bears, the wolves, the elephants, the gorillas, the seals, zebras, rhinoceros, lions and many others. There is also a Kids Zoo within the premises and an excellent aquarium adjacent to the zoo, Giving you a tour through the aquatic world as well.
After an adventurous day at the Berlin Zoo, wind down in the REGENT BERLIN. This has is one of the classiest boasts as its own.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.