Back in October I visited Berlin for a few days with my husband and some friends. Both myself and my husband love visiting zoo’s but our friends were initially not keen. They were worried about the possible conditions they would see the animals in and that they would possibly be upset by the experience. As they are great friends, and the trip was for my husbands 30th birthday, they came along with us to Berlin Zoo anyway.
All four of us left Berlin Zoo feeling that the Zoo is doing an excellent job of providing the animals with a safe and happy environment to live in. Whilst the zoo is not perfect, and I don’t think any zoo could ever be, it is a great example of the future of animal conservation in captivity.
Berlin Zoo boasts the fact that it is the most species rich zoo in the world. In there you can see everything from hippos to rhinos, giraffes to sea lions and even a polar bear. In addition to the zoo there is also an aquarium, which costs extra to visit. On this occasion we did not have time to visit the aquarium.
Naively we underestimated the size of the zoo and arrived just after lunch as a result we didnt get to see everything.. Berlin has excellent public transport making the zoo very easy to get to. The zoo is served by bus, underground and train. Current prices for adults are €14.50.
New Additions to the Zoo
Since our visit to Berlin Zoo, some very exciting residents have moved in. The zoo is now home to two stunning new giant Pandas. If you have never seen a Panda in real life then I urge you to add it to your bucket list. Luckily we have a pair here in Scotland at Edinburgh Zoo so we can see some whenever we want.
Image: Berlin Zoo
Originally posted 2016-11-20 16:39:45.