Naturschutz-TierparkCity: Görlitz 02826
Federal State: Saxony
Size: 5,1 ha (12.75 acre)
Animals: ca. 550 animals of 105 species
Opened in 1957
This collection is mainly an animal park
Short descriptionGörlitz zoo was totally reconcepted about 20 years ago and now calls itself conservation animal park. It aims to show habitats and ecological relations.
Emotional experiences with animals, biotopes and also conservation problems are supported by zoo educator´s activities and environmental education.
Animal husbandry focuses on wild and domestic animals of Europe and Central Asia. A farm is populated by various rare domestic animal species.
One part of the park is dedicated to indigenous animals like white stork (animal symbol of the park), cranes, lynx and Eurasian otter in a huge natural pond enclosure.
The restaurant houses a considerable collection of stork displays. Another main focus are animals from central Asian bamboo forests - muntjac deer, red panda and white eared pheasant.
An authentically replicated Tibetan village houses domestic animals from that region: domestic yak, pigs, bactrian camel and Cashmere goat. In 2010, a house for small Tibetan animals was opened, presenting lemming, gerbil, hoopoe and many other species.
Ibex, griffon vulture and Alpine marmot share an enclosure. Other popular animals are manul, Rhesus macaque, ring-tailed lemur, guenon, parrots and cattle egret.
Well worth seeing is the beautiful park itself with brooks and a pond. The consistent use of natural materials and green technology for animal facilities is remarkable.
Special edutainment elements were developed at the park to inform about biology and protection of animals. For example, children can climb through a rope tangle like storks avoiding power lines.
Görlitz animal park demonstrates that even a small park can contribute to environmental education. The park is involved in local conservation projects and an active member of the Stiftung Artenschutz conservation NGO.
Attractions & Services *
Playgrounds, pony riding, labyrinth, and much more
|Talks & shows|
Feeding talks: racoons, lynx, otters
|Guided tours and special offers|
On prior arrangement / reservation, birthday arrangements
|Eat & drink|
Kiosk, restaurant, barbecue site
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)
|Facilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies|
Toilets for handicapped, mostly even area
|Shop and publications|
Dogs allowed, entrance fee for dogs
|Events during the year|
Easter celebration, special events, and many more events throughout the year
Opening hours & entrance fees *
| ||March – October 9 – 18 hrs.|
| ||November and February 9:00 – 17:00 hrs., December and January until 16:00 hrs.|
| ||Adults: 5,90 €|
| ||Children (age 3 – 16): 3,90 €|
| ||Concessions/reduced admission fees for: Pupils / high school students, students, handicapped persons; family admission rates, groups discount rates, annual/season passes|
How to get there
|By car: A4 Dresden, exit Görlitz, on B99 in the direction of Zittau. car parks|
| & ||By public transport: tram no. 3 to Tierpark or 7 min. walking from main railway station.|
| || Arial view and map at maps.google, in new window|
(for street map, click there on map and zoom out)
Staff & contact informationPersons in charge:
| ||Dr. Sven Hammer, Direktor|
| ||Catrin Hammer, Kuratorin|
| ||Dr. Ilka Weidig, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Zoopädagogik|
| ||Carsten Liebig , 1. Vorsitzender|
|Address: ||Zittauer Straße 43, 02826 Görlitz, GERMANY|
|Operated by: ||Naturschutz-Tierpark Görlitz e.V.|
| Member of: EAZA, VdZ, VZP, WAZA
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