A day in the zoo
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August 29th, 2009 – by: aloneinthecrowd
During the years the zoo increased bigger and bigger. Because it's location is downtown (Area "center") they created a second place (Area "ES") about 1 km from the main part where you find the penguins, guanakos, turtles, a huge indoor playground and the "water works". There you learn all about water and you can see how the water maintenance in the zoo works.
The "Center" is the bigger area. It's seperated in 5 parts (= continents). In "America" you find the moose, buffalos, sea lions, prairie dogs, spider monkeys and kodiak bears in the outer enclosures. Indoors you have south american birds, crocodiles living in a dschungle.
The main part is "Africa". In the savannah you find among other things giraffe, rhinos, zebras, panther, marabous, pelicans and ring-tailed lemurs.
"Europe" and "Australia" are the smallest parts with kangaroos and emus and a petting zoo for the children.
In "Asia" you find the biggest herd of asian elephants in Europe. A new baby was born in may. What a cutie :D There are tigers aswell but I guess they had their day off when we've been there. We couldn't find them.
Close to the entrance you find the butterfly garden. You see hundreds of coloured butterflies there between tropical flowers. It's amazing to watch them sucking the nectar from the flowers or the feeding places.
To complete it you find an exhibition about the history of the earth in another building close to the entrance. In the basement there's an aquarium with sharks, fresh water fishes and corals.
We arrived at 10 a.m. when the zoo opens and left it at closing time 6 p.m. and we haven't seen everything. It's such an interesting place you need days to explore it all.
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