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Ring-tailed lemur in the indoor enclosure.

Wild news

Whether it’s new arrivals of baby animals, reports on our involvement in species conservation, or new developments in our construction projects - here you will find all the latest news from our Zoo.

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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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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Elephant enclosure extension

Elephant enclosure extension

Animal news | 28 June 2021

Anyone strolling past our elephants’ bathing pool is bound to see the work that’s currently under way to extend their outdoor enclosure. The ...

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Common snipe

Conservation Euro helps animals in eastern Erzgebirge

Campaigns | 24 March 2021

Since reopening on 15 March, lots of visitors have paid the voluntary Conservation Euro – raising just over EUR 1,000 for the field projects ...

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