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Nurnburg Zoo (Tiergarten Nurnburg)

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Nurnburg Zoo (Tiergarten Nurnburg)

Address Tiergarten der Stadt NürnbergAm
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Open: 20. März bis 9. Oktober10. Oktober bis 19. März 8.00 bis 19.30 Uhr9.00 bis 17.00 Uhr
Prices: Adult: 10 DM + Delfinarium 6 DM (weekdays in winter: Delfinarium is free)Students, retired 7DM / 5DMChildren 5DM /2 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
Another fine zoo. You can get out there from the town center by tram. Once inside you should get a map, because the net of paths is somewhat confusing. Basically there are 5 parallel routes side by side, and as any topologist will tell you this means you end up at the far end of the area when you have walked them all. So to make an official map with a proposed route the zoo people had to cheat, that is: they let you backtrack to see the blesbok and owls, and they skip the guanacos. But leaving the topology problem aside, this is a fine zoo with a good collection. When you enter, you can either walk right on or turn left. The hilly part of the zoo is along the north side of the side (left), whereas the two bird lakes (and the guanacos!) are to the south (right). If you want to see the dolphinarium then continue right on, and you will soon be there; there are rare river dolphins from Guyana inside plus the 'ordinary' dolphins used for shows. In my opinion the most characteric part of the zoo however is to the north, and here you also find the tropical house with its dugongs (or was it manatees?). They have been there since the seventies and have grown big, too big really for their basins. But apparenty they thrive, - they have even had offspring in spite of the limited space. This fine attraction also boast sloths, tapirs, pygmy hippos and other jungle dwellers from East and West. It is definitely my favorite spot in the Nürnberg Tiergarten. Several species of bears and big cats inhabit a rocky slope beneath the tropical house, visible from the secondmost northerly path. At the far end, where these two paths meet you find the polar bears, the penguins (North meet South!), the seelions and - strangely enough - the nandus. In the flat central area most of the hoofed animals are concentrated, with nilgau, banteng, père David's, barasingas, wapitis and reindeer, among others. There is an Asian section at the far end, with saigas, baktrian camels and przewalski's, and also an African section with a savannah plus a separate compound for the Kaffer cattle. In the far south east corner you also find a modest eatery and an even smaller childrens zoo. In the season a zootrain runs along the southside of the zoo from the entrance to this corner, though I have never been there in time to see it. It is said to be an exact halfsize copy of the train that ran on the 10 km stretch from Nürnberg to Fürth, - the first railway line in continental Europe.

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