Berlin Zoo

Zoo BerlinDue to some plane troubles in France,  we ended up traveling through Berlin so Lesley could make a meeting. During our visit we managed to get some free time to visit the Berlin Zoo with Marlis. 

Zoo Berlin is the oldest zoo in Germany with the world"s largest number of species.

One of Zoo Berlin’s characteristic features is its juxtaposition of historical and modern animal houses, relating during a single visit to the zoo the whole history of over one and a half centuries of animal keeping. Even buying the admission ticket transports you back to the nineteenth century.

The entrance to the zoo on Budapester Strasse is the reconstructed Elephant Gate of 1899 that was completely destroyed in the last war and resurrected in all its original detail in 1984. Two recumbent elephants of Elbe sandstone bear a sweeping roof ornamented with elaborate carvings and East Asian paintings. As equally inviting as a hundred years previously, the Gate entices the guest into a zoo world of exotic fauna. It is one of the most photographed sights in Berlin.

The polar bear exhibit was the best, with the glass wall you got to get up close and personal with the bears.  Here one is playing with a sheet that has been put in the water. It is the polar bear tango, of course! A view of the polar bear encounter area, with the glass, they come right up to meet you.

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Panda romance in the air at Berlin zoo, but love takes time  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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Berlin zoo unveils name of latest polar bear cub - Washington Post
Berlin zoo unveils name of latest polar bear cub  Washington Post

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Even pandas can be awkward on first dates  New York Post

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WATCH: Polar bear cub takes first steps in Berlin zoo  Philippine Star

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Love in air for panda pair at Berlin Zoo  Udaipur Kiran

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