TierparkCity: Nordhorn 48531
Federal State: Lower Saxony
Size: 12 ha (30 acre)
Animals: 1860 animals of 100 species
Opened in 1950
This collection is mainly an animal park
Short descriptionNordhorn animal park is situated only a few km from the dutch border. Showing a classical mixture of zoo animals, it is one of the most worthwhile animal parks in its class.
The animal stock includes chimpanzees at their outdoor enclosure, squirrel monkeys, wolves, trained seals, wood bison, Hartmann´s mountain zebras (EEP) at 5,000 sqm Africa enclosure and Persian leopards (EEP).
Several attractive walk-through aviaries accomodate waders, Australian parakeets, snowy owl and great grey owl. More and more classical exhibits are replaced by natural biotope exhibits.
A speciality ist the big price-winning walk-through aviary for vultures and ibex.
In 2001, the ´Vechtehof´ was built at the extension area to breed rare domestic animal species.
The South America exhibit with mara, rhea and alpaca is accessible for visitors, as well as that for kangaroos.
The zoo cooperates with various conservation organisations, who built information stations at the animal park. Wall charts provide informations about animals and plants.
The topics are very multifaceted: rivers, protection of bees, birds and wood ants, solar energy. Nordhorn animal park takes part in renaturation of a raised moss in Ringe.
Since 1988, the zoo takes care of injured wild animals, too. Nordhorn animal park is a partner of Stiftung Artenschutz.
A new facility for prairie dogs opened near the entrance. Under construction is the ´ibis lagoon´. The bisons will get a bigger enclosure as well.
Attractions & Services *
Children's zoo, petting enclosure
|Talks & shows|
Feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds, monkeys, wolves
Farmyard, museum, exhibitions, gardens
|Guided tours and special offers|
On prior arrangement / reservation, education department
|Eat & drink|
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)
|Facilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies|
Toilets for handicapped
|Shop and publications|
Dogs allowed (on a leash)
Opening hours & entrance fees *
| ||summer: every day 9 – 19 hrs., admission until 18 hrs.|
| ||winter: 9 – 17 hrs., admission until one hour before closing time|
| ||Adults: 8,50 €|
| ||Children (age 4 – 16): 4,50 €|
| ||Concessions/reduced admission fees; groups discount rates, annual/season passes|
How to get there
|By car: A30 exit Nordhorn/ Bad Bentheim, B403 in the direction of city/Lingen to exit Tierpark. Signposted. Free parking.|
| & ||By public transport: No public transport to the zoo|
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Staff & contact informationPersons in charge:
| ||Dr. Nils Kramer, Direktor|
| ||Dr. med. vet. Hermann Kramer, Zoologischer Leiter, Prokurist|
| ||Dipl.- Biol. Ina Deiting, Zooschule, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit|
| ||Dr. med. vet. Heike Weber, Zootierärztin, Kuratorin|
| ||Tel. 05921-71200-44, email@example.com|
|Address: ||Heseper Weg 110, 48531 Nordhorn, GERMANY|
|Postal address:||Tierpark Nordhorn gGmbH, Heseper Weg 140, 48531 Nordhorn|
|Operated by: ||gemeinnützige GmbH, Gesellschafter: Stadt Nordhorn (50%) und Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim (50%)|
| Member of: DTG, EAZA, GEH, VdZ, WAZA
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