Hanover Zoo is the fifth oldest German zoo. It was established in 1865 with private money. To cover expenses, a stock company was founded. Without any experience in the keeping of wild animals, the company faced significant difficulties and, as a result, losses. It was often visited by local residents.
The different zoo worlds show animals in scenic settings, without visible barriers. A 5 km long explorer path leads through the different exhibits such as
- Zambezi (Zambezi recreates the African savannah)
- Gorilla Mountain
- Yukon Bay
- Jungle Palace
- Mullewapp (an exhibit aimed at children with a petting meadow, secret biology room, and toboggans)
- Meyer's Farm (Seven old Lower Saxony half-timbered buildings dating back to the 19th century and earlier)
- Winter-Zoo (seasonal)
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