Zürich Zoologischer Garten
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|Land area||27 ha / 0.1 sq mi|
|No. of animals||4673 (2016)|
|No. of species||375 (2016)|
|Annual visitors||1.2 Million (2016)|
The Zürich Zoologischer Garten (Zürich Zoological Garden) is a zoo located in Zürich, Switzerland. Opened in 1929, it accumulated a collection of 2,200 specimens of 300 species by its seventy-fifth year. It is located on Zürichbergstrasse, on the lower reaches of the Zürichberg in the Fluntern quarter.
One of its popular events is the penguin parade, which is performed daily after noon if the outside temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius.
The zoo is most famous for its successful Asian elephant exhibit, which is inside of a large dome. Guests can even view them from underwater.
In 1992 a new plan for the development of the zoo was presented. The area of the zoo was to be doubled by 2020, while keeping the number of species the same an redoing most of the enclosures. The goal was to shift the focus away from displaying animals towards displaying eco systems, allowing animals to retreat into spaces hidden from visitors. To house these eco systems - Eurasia, South America and Africa/Madagascar - the zoo was zoo was geographically divided into distinct zones.
An updated master plan now serves as guideline up until 2030:
Developments in progress
- Zoo aerial tram
- New building for great apes
- New costal ecosystem for seals, otters and birds
- Event location
- Asian steppe ecosystem for banteng and arabian oryx
- "Masterplan Zoo Zürich". Official Website of Zoo Zürich.
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