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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Berlin Zoo releases first pictures of polar bear cub - ITV News
Berlin Zoo releases first pictures of polar bear cub  ITV News

Berlin Zoo released the first footage of its newest arrival - a six-day-old polar bear cub. The video shows the tiny cub snuggling up in its mother, Tonja's, fur.

Polar bear cub born at the Berlin Zoo - KXAN.com
Polar bear cub born at the Berlin Zoo  KXAN.com

The Berlin Zoo is welcoming a newborn polar bear cub into the world Monday.

Berlin Zoo Releases More Images Of New Polar Bear Cub - HuffPost UK
Berlin Zoo Releases More Images Of New Polar Bear Cub  HuffPost UK

Berlin's Tierpark released more images of their newest polar bear cub, born on 1 December. The mum and baby will be housed in an isolated area to minimise ...

Baby giraffe melts hearts at Berlin zoo - Euronews English
Baby giraffe melts hearts at Berlin zoo  Euronews English

Ella belongs to the Rothschild's subspecies, which has seen its numbers cut by 40% over the past 30 years, and is now found in the wild only in Kenya and ...

Polar bear who lost two babies gives birth to very cute son at Berlin Zoo - Sky News
Polar bear who lost two babies gives birth to very cute son at Berlin Zoo  Sky News

Tonja has given birth to a cub in her enclosure, soon after losing two other babies.

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