Krefeld Zoo

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Zoo Krefeld
Krefelder Zoo Eingang.jpg
Date opened22 May 1938
LocationUerdinger Str. 377
47800 Krefeld
Coordinates51°20′28″N 6°36′3″E / 51.34111°N 6.60083°E / 51.34111; 6.60083Coordinates: 51°20′28″N 6°36′3″E / 51.34111°N 6.60083°E / 51.34111; 6.60083
Land area14 ha (0.14 km2)
No. of animalsApr. 1000 (without Insects)
No. of species200
Annual visitors487.373 (2013)[1]
DirectorWolfgang Dreßen

Krefeld Zoo is a zoo in the city of Krefeld, Germany, specialized in management of primates, carnivores, fauna from the African savanna and tropical birds.

The zoo was opened on 22 May 1938, as a youth education place at the Grotenburgpark, where the area designed for the zoo was half of the total park area, where some hundred species were kept in 40 enclosures. The first director Heinrich Janßen was previously director for the natural history museum.

2012 a new enclosure for gorillas opened, and in 2014 another for penguins. Since 2014 the zoo also has its own veterinary clinic.[2]


  • 1938–1951: Heinrich Janßen
  • 1951–1959: Günter Voss
  • 1959–1996: Walter Encke
  • 1996–2003: Paul Vogt
  • since 2003: Wolfgang Dreßen


  1. ^ Zoo-Rekord: 5,7 Prozent mehr Besucher im Jahr 2013. RP online vom 6. Juni 2014
  2. ^ "Zoo eröffnet erste eigene Tierarztpraxis". rp online (in German). 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-07-26.

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