Gondwanaland in Leipzig Zoo
Gondwanaland in Leipzig Zoo Reviews
Gondwanaland in Leipzig Zoo Aug 27, 2011
Gondwanaland is part of the Leizig Zoo but since it's so unique and amazing it needs its own review.
Primitive times come alive in Gondwanaland, when Asia, Africa and South America were one continent and dinosaurs wandered over the landmass. Exciting tracks lead you through the rain forest in a huge tropical hall where animals from these three continents will cross your path. Birds will fly through the air and monkeys climb in the trees. With multimedia techniques evolution is shown in an exciting and interactive way like a colourful history book. A main focus is the threat of the inimitable rain forest and the conservation projects necessary (from the official website since I can't describe it better)
Gondwanaland was opened on July 1st, 2011 and it is really amazing. We haven't seen many of the animals since most of them were still sleeping but strolling around the man-made rain forest was awesome. The flowers and plants were huge and affectionately arranged.
Beware of the apes!! They are free on their little island and they are nosey. They love to snitch glasses, cameras and food from the people. We were lucky enough that they snitched us :)
For me the suspension bridge over a part of the area was my favourite as well as the "boat-ride" (you have to pay € 1.50 extra which is absolutely worth it).
I'm still impressed what the people have created there.
Unfortunately it was very very crowded. We were one of the first visitors in the morning since we arrived when the zoo opened and decided to go to Gondwanaland first. This was the best decision we could made. When we got out after 2 1/2 hours the waiting time was about 45 minutes to 1 hour!!
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