ZOO Dresden - gate
||Dresden, Free State of Saxony, Germany
||51°02′15″N 13°45′14″E / 51.0374°N 13.7539°ECoordinates: 51°02′15″N 13°45′14″E / 51.0374°N 13.7539°E
||13 hectares (32 acres)
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||WAZA, EAZA, VDZ
||Afrikahaus, Löwen- & Karakalanlage, Aquarium und Terrarium, Giraffenhaus, Vögel, Prof. Brandes-Haus, Orang Utans, Der Zoo Unter der Erde
Dresden Zoo, or Zoo Dresden, is a zoo situated in the city of Dresden in Germany. It was opened in 1861, making it Germany's fourth oldest zoo. It was originally designed by Peter Joseph Lenné.
The zoo is located on the southern edge of the Großer Garten (Great Garden), a large city centre park. The zoo houses about 3000 animals of almost 400 species, especially Asian animals. It is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).
The zoo is served on its southern side by tram lines 9 and 13 of the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe, the local municipal transport company. On its northern side is the Zoo station of the Dresdner Parkeisenbahn, a minimum gauge railway through the Großer Garten that is largely operated by children.
At the end of the short story "Tobermory" (1909) by Saki, the visiting Englishman Cornelius Appin is killed by an elephant at the Dresden Zoological Garden.