Frankfurt Zoological Garden

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The Frankfurt Zoological Garden is the zoo of Frankfurt, Germany. It features over 4,500 animals of more than 450 species on more than 13 hectares. The zoo was founded in 1858 and is the second oldest Zoo in Germany. It lies in the eastern part of the Innenstadt (inner city). Bernhard Grzimek was director of the zoo after World War II from 1945 until 1974.

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) was founded in 1858 by citizens of Frankfurt to establish the Zoological Garden, which it operated until the First World War. The city council then assumed responsibility for the zoo until 1950, when the FZS again became the zoo's development association.[1]

Coordinates: 50°06′56″N 8°42′11″E / 50.115583°N 8.703139°E / 50.115583; 8.703139

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  1. ^ "The Frankfurt Zoological Society". The Frankfurt Zoological Society. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 

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