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Zooeingang

Our zoo

Dresden Zoo is the fourth oldest zoo in Germany and has a long, rich history and tradition. Traces of the zoo’s past are evident right across the site. At the same time, we have continuously evolved into a modern zoo and now rank among the most popular leisure destinations in the city of Dresden. Visitors to our Zoo have the chance to experience a vast array of animals up close. We are also an area of recreation for people of all ages, and we make our visitors aware of issues relating to nature and species conservation.

1861
Founding year

13
Hectares

1.400
animals

Tour

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

Tour
Zooeingang

About us

Dresden Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Germany, as well as one of the region’s most popular leisure ...

About us
Koala Mullaya

Our animals

Dresden Zoo is home to around 1,400 animals representing 243 species. In addition to visitor favourites ...

Our animals

Donate for a new Orangutan House

Support a project that is very close to our hearts and make the construction of a modern and suitable orangutan enclosure a reality.

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Species conservation

Modern, scientifically managed zoos fulfil a variety of functions. They provide areas for local ...

Species conservation
Visualisierung der Außenansicht des neuen Orang-Utan-Haus

Construction of the new Orangutan House

At a total projected cost of € 17 million, the new Orangutan House is the largest construction project ...

Construction of the new Orangutan House
Katta in der Innenanlage

Wild news

Whether it’s new arrivals of baby animals, reports on our involvement in species conservation, or new ...

Wild news