Covering around 13 hectares, our Zoo is home to more than 1,700 animals and over 270 species. Our animal residents offer a fascinating journey through all the continents. Discover vicunas, nandus and capybara in the South America section, or Asian hoofed animals such as the rare mishmi takin and hog deer, as well as Asian small-clawed otters and orang-utans. And don’t forget to stop by at the Tundra aviary or see the Australian red kangaroo. For a real highlight, check out our African animals and the koalas!
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Over the last few years, we have taken care to modernise and enlarge many of our animal enclosures, making them as natural as possible. The orang-utans got an outdoor enclosure, while the Humboldt penguins now have a new site where visitors can marvel at the swimming skills of these South American birds through large glass panels. Regional co-housing of animals across larger areas – such as the South America section and the giraffe and zebra enclosure – has also been established by combining individual enclosures. Map of Dresden Zoo