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Naturschutz-Tierpark
Görlitz

City: 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 description

Görlitz 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 *

KinderFor children
Playgrounds, pony riding, labyrinth, and much more

StreichelnPetting animals
Petting enclosure

TiershowsTalks & shows
Feeding talks: racoons, lynx, otters

AttraktionenOther attractions
Exhibitions

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
On prior arrangement / reservation, birthday arrangements

EssenEat & drink
Kiosk, restaurant, barbecue site
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)

ServiceFacilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies
Toilets for handicapped, mostly even area

InfoShop and publications
Shop

HundeDogs
Dogs allowed, entrance fee for dogs

TermineEvents during the year
Easter celebration, special events, and many more events throughout the year


Opening hours & entrance fees *

Zeiten

Opening hours

 dotMarch – October 9 – 18 hrs.
 dotNovember and February 9:00 – 17:00 hrs., December and January until 16:00 hrs.

Eintritt

Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 5,90 €
 dotChildren (age 3 – 16): 3,90 €
 dotConcessions/reduced admission fees for: Pupils / high school students, students, handicapped persons; family admission rates, groups discount rates, annual/season passes

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A4 Dresden, exit Görlitz, on B99 in the direction of Zittau. car parks

Anfahrt & By public transport: tram no. 3 to Tierpark or 7 min. walking from main railway station.

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Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotDr. Sven Hammer, Direktor
 dotCatrin Hammer, Kuratorin
 dotDr. Ilka Weidig, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Zoopädagogik
 dotCarsten Liebig , 1. Vorsitzender

TelPhone:++49-(0)3581-407400
Fax:++49-(0)3581-407401

PostAddress: Zittauer Straße 43, 02826 Görlitz, GERMANY
Operated by: Naturschutz-Tierpark Görlitz e.V.
Member of: EAZA, VdZ, VZP, WAZA

MaileMail: info@tierpark-goerlitz.de
WebWebsite: http://www.tierpark-goerlitz.de


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