Karlsruhe Zoo

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Karlsruhe Zoo
DKoehl 2010 karlsruhe zoo office.jpg
Karlsruhe Zoo. Lion enclosure and Office, 2010.
Date opening 1865
No. of animals 4.400
No. of species 250
Website www.karlsruhe.de/zoo

Karlsruhe Zoo is located north of Karlsruhe Central Station in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. It was opened in 1865 and is one of the oldest zoos in Germany[citation needed]. It has about 4.400 animals and 250 species.[1]


A fire at the zoo on the night of 13 November 2010 killing 26 animals. The fire destroyed the petting zoo and killed all the animals contained therein, and then the fire spread to the elephant house and several animals there suffered severe burns.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Entstehung des Karlsruher Zoo" (in German). Karlsruhe Zoo's official Website. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Karlsruhe: Technischer Defekt offenbar Ursache für Zoobrand" (in German). Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Technischer Defekt hat Zoobrand verursacht" (in German). Südkurier. 20 November 2010. 

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Coordinates: 48°59′52″N 8°24′06″E / 48.99778°N 8.40167°E / 48.99778; 8.40167