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Zoo Leipzig, Leipzig

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#1 of 94 in Parks in Saxony
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One of the world's elite parks, Zoo Leipzig opened in 1878 and now has nearly 850 different animal species. The zoo prides itself on its collection of big cats and its enormously successful breeding program. The internationally renowned enclosures and exhibits resemble real, wild habitats. Wind your way through six different regions: the Founder's Garden, Gondwanaland, Asia, Pongoland, Africa, and South America. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. The 22.7 hectare (56 acre) zoo's efforts toward authenticity mean the walking paths are often made of sand or soil. Put Zoo Leipzig on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Leipzig trip builder website.
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  • What an AMAZING place!!! I am a 60 year old and have seen Zoos transform over the past 30 years. I have been to many Zoos not just in Europe but worldwide and I can honestly say Leipzig Zoo is THE... 
    What an AMAZING place!!! I am a 60 year old and have seen Zoos transform over the past 30 years. I have been to many Zoos not just in Europe but worldwide and I can honestly say Leipzig Zoo is THE...  more »
  • This is such a great zoo! The enclosures are very large and it is clear that there is a focus on conservation. We booked the discounted evening tickets which I highly recommend if you are traveling... 
    This is such a great zoo! The enclosures are very large and it is clear that there is a focus on conservation. We booked the discounted evening tickets which I highly recommend if you are traveling...  more »
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  • Beautiful Zoo. It was a rainy day. Perfect because it wasn too crowded. Parking: The best place to park is in the parking garage directly opposite the entrance. Good and not too expensive. Food: Everywhere in the zoo there is the possibility to eat and drink something. I can recommend the restaurant at the giraffe enclosure with a view of giraffes and zebras. The large cafe is really big and tastes very good. I recommend to take some water with you because the prices for food and drink are sometimes high
  • The layout and theming of this zoo is excellent and at times it felt more like a theme park (especially in Gondwanaland). Food prices and availability is good, even on a busy day, and the enclosures are far more creative than places like Berlin. Admittedly we did struggle to see some of the animals at times, particularly the monkeys who were hidden in their huge enclosures. I’ll definitely go back, though next time not on a public holiday.

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