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City: Magdeburg 39124
Federal State: Saxony-Anhalt

Size: 16 ha (40 acre)

Animals: 1200 animals of 190 species

Opened in 1950

This collection is mainly a zoo                                                                                                         

Short description

Magdeburg zoo is more than 50 years old. It is situated in the north of Magdeburg and has an old stock of trees.

The tropical ape house could be re-opened in 2005. Gibbons, ruffed lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, guenons and new world monkeys live in Magdeburg, too.

Some of the presented callitrichines, e.g. golden lion tamarin, golden-headed lion tamarin and black lion tamarin, are very endangered in the wild.

Successful breeding of the highly endangered black rhinoceros is Magdeburg´s special pride. Together with the elephants, they share the pachyderm house, which is to be replaced by a new building.

By an inconvenient way, the zoo got its giraffe house: the wooden building with greened roof was constructed during 60 hours with a TV show (Now or never) in 1991.

One of the biggest facilities is the waterfowl pond with several bays, where flamingoes and many species of ducks, geese and others splash about.

Aviaries accomodate owls and raptorial birds. The cat garden includes exhibits for tigers, snow leopards, marbled polecat, dhole and husky.

A new glassed enclosure for lions is situated at the zoo´s centre, other new enclosures provide room for mountain birds, lynx and wolverines. The penguins moved to their new display in 2003.

In 2009, the zoo got an extension area with a new main entrance. Medium-dated projects are an outdoor enclosure for gorillas and a new elephant house called ´Africambo´.

An information centre about conservation of species is planned in the south of Magdeburg. Magdeburg zoo is a partner of Stiftung Artenschutz..

Attractions & Services *

KinderFor children

StreichelnPetting animals
Petting enclosure

FuetternFeeding by visitors
Allowed at some animals

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

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

ServiceFacilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies
Toilets for handicapped

InfoShop and publications
Shop, journal, annual report

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

TermineEvents during the year
Annual festival, school holidays events, lectures

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotsummer time every day 9 – 19 hrs.
 dotwinter time every day 9 – 16 hrs.


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 13,00 €
 dotChildren (age 4 – 15): 0,00 €
 dotConcessions/reduced admission fees; annual/season passes

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A2 exit Magdeburg-Zentrum, B71 towards city center. signposted.

Anfahrt & By public transport: tram no. 8, 9 (stop ´Neustädter Platz´) and 10 (stop ´Zoo´).

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Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotDr. Kai Perret, Direktor und Geschäftsführer
 dotDirk Wilke, Abteilungsleiter Verwaltung und Prokurist


PostAddress: Zooallee 1, 39124 Magdeburg, GERMANY
Operated by: gGmbH
Member of: EAZA, VdZ, WAZA

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

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