World’s oldest zoo still in existence – Schönbrunn Zoo

Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna is the world’s oldest zoo still in existence and has already been voted Europe’s best zoo on four occasions. Each year more than two million visitors come to see the panda baby, newborn elephants and many other rare animals. Today the Zoo at Schönbrunn is considered one of the best and most modern zoos in the world. The animal compounds have a particularly generous and natural design. More than 500 animal species – from Siberian tigers and hippos to one-horned rhinoceroses – live here. Highlights include the giant Rainforest House, the large South American Area and the ORANG.erie, which is the new home of Vienna’s orang-utans.

The Nature Experience Trail was opened in spring 2010. May 2014 witnessed the return of polar bears to the zoo: The new enclosure, called “Franz Josef Land”, covers 1,700 m² and provides the white giants with enough space to romp around in. The bears can also be watched diving for the first time. New and extensive enclosures and animal houses are added each year. But the zoo’s historic charm is always preserved.


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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Erika Kind says:

    I am a Viennese girl. Thank you for such a lovley post about a special part of my home town.

    1. 🙂 Really …. I am so lucky….if you have Pics please share with me … i love to see that place 🙂 🙂

      1. Erika Kind says:

        Sure!!! I make a note, ok?

        1. oks dear… you provide me the pics and i write a topic on that 🙂 send pics on my email id.

          1. Erika Kind says:

            Sounds great. I will see what I find 🙂 Since it is my hometown I did not take to many pics during the time I had a digital camera. But you will get some 🙂

            1. so many thanks dear 🙂 i am awaiting for the pics …really very excited to do it now 🙂

              1. Erika Kind says:

                Cool, just give me some time 🙂

                1. oks 🙂 am waiting 🙂

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