Last year did not end well for the rhinos in my home country Namibia. Two rhinos were poached and one being an expectant mother – such sad news.
Today I will share with you an adventure I enjoyed last year. I visited the Berlin Tierpark. The Tierpark Berlin is one of two zoos located in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1955 and is located in Friedrichsfelde on the former grounds of Friedrichsfelde Palace, which is situated within the zoo. As of 31 December 2013, the zoo houses 7,250 animals from 846 species, in an area of 160 hectares.
In recent years the zoo has become famous for its successful elephant breeding programme. It is also one of the few zoos in Western Europe that houses various large herds of ungulates, including some rarely kept species such as muskoxen and takin.
This Tierpark is even home to Indian Rhinos which has only the one horn compared to its African relatives, which can grow up to a length of 25 cm.
All the best for 2017!
With Love Stompie!