Wuppertal Zoological Garden

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Wuppertal, Germany

Wuppertal Zoological Garden Reviews

lauro lauro
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Wuppertal Zoological Garden May 02, 2011
Once again i need an environment to practice my zoom lens and what could be better by shooting wildlife in the zoo! So i went to wuppertal because there's the nearest zoo from düsseldorf about 30 kms, as we dont have any - yes, its a pity lol.

the wuppertal zoological garden is one of the oldest and largest in germany. It was established in 1879 and located in the suburb of boltenberg in wuppertal. The zoo collection has only around 500 species and 5000 animals in an area of 20 hectares.

i admit i am not a big fan of zoos and in this case, the big cats enclosures (except for the siberian tigers and lions) are pretty small, since they are territorial animals and they needed plenty of roaming space and some of the great birds too, like storks and flamingos are already flightless because their wings were clipped. Not to mention the sad state of the big apes.

one the impressive part of the zoo is that it has an emperor penguin enclosure which is really huge and housed a huge population of emperor penguins plus a very rare specie of an african animal which is the "okapi".

since i need time to take pics of the animals, it took me 4 hours to roam (plus waiting till the animals came out) the entire area but if youre just there to watch - it'll only take you more or less 2 hours.

one of the amazing offers in the zoo, is that you can be a godparent for any animals you choose (to pay) - gorillas, elephants and okapi babies are priced 3000 euros down to 50 euros for small amphibians.
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Ils1976 says:
fantatic set of pictures Lauro ... makes me wanna go there! :D
Posted on: Nov 26, 2013
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