Leipzig Zoological Garden

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Leipzig Zoological Garden
Inside Gondwanaland
Date opened June 9, 1878
Location Leipzig, Germany
Coordinates 51°20′56″N 12°22′08″E / 51.349°N 12.369°E / 51.349; 12.369Coordinates: 51°20′56″N 12°22′08″E / 51.349°N 12.369°E / 51.349; 12.369
Number of species ~850
Memberships EAZA,[1] WAZA[2]
Website www.zoo-leipzig.de/en/nc/homepage

The Leipzig Zoological Garden, or the Leipzig Zoo, was opened in Leipzig, Germany on June 9, 1878. It was taken over by the city of Leipzig in 1920 after World War I and now covers about 225,000 square metres (56 acres) and contains approximately 850 different species. The zoo is internationally noted for its spectacular building projects[3] and its large carnivore exhibit. It has bred more than 2,000 lions, 250 rare Siberian tigers, and other carnivores like bears.[4][5] Leipzig Zoological Garden is known as the "Zoo of the future".[6]


  1. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. EAZA. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Zoos and Aquariums of the World". waza.org. WAZA. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.marcopolo.de/reise-news/deutschland-eroeffnung-der-tropenerlebniswelt-gondwanaland-im-zoo-leipzig
  4. ^ Leipzig Zoological Garden. (2005). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved December 8, 2005, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9047693
  5. ^ Leipzig: Der Zoologische Garten - Zoo Leipzig
  6. ^ http://www.merian.de/magazin/leipzig-zoo-der-zukunft.html

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Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard in the terrarium.