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News from the zoo

New arrival in the banteng herd.

New arrival in the banteng herd

Animal news | 23 August 2021

Once again we are pleased to announce a new arrival among our herd of Javan banteng. The newborn was discovered next to mother Zensi on Monday ...

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Extension of the elephant enclosure completed.

Extension of the elephant enclosure completed

Animal news | 13 August 2021

Once the interim hall where our elephants were housed during renovations of the Africa House was dismantled, the second construction phase of ...

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New arrival joins our long-tailed goral herd.

New arrival joins our long-tailed goral herd

Animal news | 7 August 2021

Grey long-tailed gorals have been part of the Dresden Zoo family for over 20 years. Our zoo, along with Warsaw Zoo and the Tierpark Berlin, is a ...

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Zoo director Karl-Heinz Ukena and architect Jens Krauße from architectural firm Heinle, Wischer und Partner presented the building project and construction schedule.

Building starts on the new orang-utan house

Animal news | 23 July 2021

Things are moving at long last. After almost two years’ planning, we are starting the construction phase of our new orang-utan house. Zoo ...

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Golden takins.

Golden takins get a bigger enclosure

Animal news | 15 July 2021

A little shy at first, our group of five golden takins soon took a keen interest in their new, much larger enclosure. Over the last few months, ...

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New arrival in the mandrill troop

New arrival in the mandrill troop

Animal news | 13 July 2021

May we introduce Dajan, our new baby mandrill, who is the son of our female Uzuri? He was born on 16 May and is already boldly exploring the ...

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Currently animal keeper hangouts/ feeding times with keeper commentary are cancelled

Coronavirus guidelines


days a year

One day at the zoo

zoo map


Set off on a fun and informative tour through our Zoo. You can find out more about the respective points ...

Boy eating ice cream in the Africa Lodge.

Catering & Zoo shop

Our catering partners are spread throughout the zoo and offer a wide range of hot food, snacks and ...

Catering & Zoo shop
Flamingos in the new outdoor enclosure

Tips for your visit

Our Zoo covers an area of around 13 hectares and offers visitors of all ages a fun, relaxing and truly ...

Tips for your visit
Orang-Utan Daisy
A new house for our orangutans


We see ourselves as a place of learning, and regard nature and species conservation as one of our core tasks.

species conservation in the zoo


Humboldt penguins


Zoo Dresden GmbH
Tiergartenstraße 1
01219 Dresden
Phone: +49351 - 4780 60
Fax: +49351 - 4780 660
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