The world’s oldest zoo is in Europe. Do you know which one it is?
Tiergarten Schönbrunn opened in 1752 and it is still functioning
- September 02, 2018 18:00
- Olya Georgieva
Part of the imperial summer residence of Schönbrunn, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tiergarten Schönbrunn, the world’s oldest zoo, is indeed an unforgettable experience.Along with the historic complexes of the former "menagerie" of Emperor Francis Stephen of Lorraine, visitors discover what is perhaps the world's most beautiful zoo in a unique setting where culture and nature blend. More than 700 animal species, some of them threatened, have found a home here and a chance for survival as a species.
Among other “firsts”, this zoo is also the first one to have an elephant born in captivity and the first natural insemination panda birth in Europe. Not many zoos in Europe are home for giant pandas, penguins, siberian tigers and orangutans. The zoo is focused on daily animal talks and feeding displays in order to educate the visitors as well as exciting guided tours, backstage access and nighttime tours.