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City: Hannover 30175
Federal State: Lower Saxony

Size: 22 ha (55 acre)

Animals: 1840 animals of 177 species

Opened in 1865

This collection is mainly a zoo                                                                                                         

Short description

From a classical zoo to an adventure park: the ´Future Zoo´ as an EXPO project had been planned long before the EXPO2000 opened in Hannover. ´Gorilla mountain´ made the start in 1996.

In 2010 opened ´Yukon Bay´ with polar bears, sealions and penguins. New facilities are for wolves and Australian animals as well.

African animals populate the ´Zambezi river´ landscape. Boats glide on the river and allow undisturbed views of the enclosures. The hippos live here too, to be watched through glass in their canyon.

The ´Jungle Palace´ hides a complex of exhibits for Asian animals. Elephant husbandry has been improved, which was rewarded by several births since 2003, five of them in 2010.

´Mullewap´ is a children´s zoo with figures from a popular picture book. Rabbits are presented between giant carrots, whereas the guinea pigs inhabit their village ´Neuschweinstein´.

The old zoo area boasts bird of prey aviaries, and the tropical house with rare monkeys and reptiles. The jungle house was one of the first of its kind which presented apes within a green jungle scenery.

Despite the zoo´s intense marketing as an adventure park, it is still an institution under scientific management and takes part in several breeding programmes.

It looks back on a more than 130 years long and eventful history, the most glamorous period was around 1900.

In the 1960´s, the zoo first devised enclosures which were accepted by hoofed animals as their territories even though they could have jumped over the ditches easily. Antelopes bred very successfully, up to 24 species were shown.

From 1975 to 1995 all building activities were mainly supported by the Friends of the Zoo association, who co-financed the expensive jungle house as well as the big bird of prey aviaries.

Attractions & Services *

KinderFor children

StreichelnPetting animals
Children's zoo, children's farmyard

FuetternFeeding by visitors
Not allowed

TiershowsTalks & shows
Animal show, feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds, penguins, elephants, hippopotami, lions, wolves

AttraktionenOther attractions
Boat rental

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
On prior arrangement / reservation

EssenEat & drink
Snacks, restaurant, beer garden
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)

InfoShop and publications
Shop, guidebook, journal, book

Dogs allowed (on a leash), entrance fee for dogs

TermineEvents during the year
Special events, and many more events throughout the year

HippSpecial hints
Lectures, Friends of the Zoo associaton

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotmid March until October 9:30 – 18:00 hrs.
 dotNovember until mid March 10 – 16 hrs.


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 25,00 €
 dotChildren (age 6 – 17): 17,00 €
 dotFamily admission rates, groups discount rates, annual/season passes
 dotIn winter reduced fees

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A37/B3 exit Pferdeturm / Kleefeld, signposted. Parking fees

Anfahrt & By public transport: By train to Hannover, tram no. 6 to the Zoo

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Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotAndreas M. Casdorff, Geschäftsführer
 dotKlaus Brunsing, Zoologischer Leiter
 dotDr. Katja von Dörnberg, Veterinärin
 dotKlaus Müller-Schilling, Kurator
 dotTel. 0511-28074152, Fax 0511-28074159, mueller-schilling@zoo-hannover.de


PostAddress: Adenauerallee 3, 30175 Hannover, GERMANY
Operated by: GmbH
Member of: EAZA, VDFU, VdZ, WAZA

MaileMail: info@zoo-hannover.de
WebWebsite: http://www.zoo-hannover.de

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