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From A for ant to Z for zebra loach, a fascinating world of animals awaits you in the heart of Berlin!
The fascinating animals attract numerous visitors every year, the Zoo Berlin counts as one of the most visited zoos worldwide.
From primordial turtles to fascinating poisonous spiders, a unique variety of species is waiting to be discovered. Did you know that Berlin’s zoological gardens are home to more species than any other zoo in the world?
What do spectacled caimans eat for breakfast and how much plankton do jellyfish need? Each and every species in our care has its very own meal plan. And with around 20,000 animals in the Zoo and Aquarium, our shopping list includes an awful lot of fish, meat and greens!
Aquarium Berlin breeds one of the largest varieties of jellyfish of any facility in the world. But the keeping and breeding of jellyfish is no easy task, as these creatures are highly sensitive and have very precise requirements. For example, a sophisticated system of nozzles is needed to keep the jellyfish in constant suspension. If they were to sink to the bottom or come into contact with the glass of the tank, the consequences could be fatal.
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The Aquarium’s largest tank is home to bonnethead sharks, lookdown fish, surgeonfish, angelfish and spotted eagle rays.
Our many different aquariums house a variety of spectacular underwater inhabitants.
With amphibians, reptiles, insects and more, the top two storeys of the aquarium are a hive of crawling, scurrying and slithering activity.
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The Aquarium is home to a large number of jellyfish, and it successfully breeds around 15 different species.
Ganges gharials are one of the largest crocodilians on earth.
Chameleons have an extraordinarily large field of vision. Their only blind spot is the part of their back directly behind their head.
Tarantulas not only have eight legs, but also multiple pairs of eyes.
Arapaimas are among the largest freshwater fish in the world.
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The Zoo and Tierpark support numerous innovative species conservation projects – from right here on our doorstep to far-flung locations like Madagascar.
0 international studbooks
The populations of threatened animal species in zoos are recorded and coordinated worldwide. The studbooks of, Amur Leopard, Vietnamese Pheasant and Siberian Tiger are, among others, managed from Berlin.