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Our animals

Dresden Zoo is home to around 1,400 animals representing 243 species. In addition to visitor favourites like the giraffes, African elephants, lions, Humboldt penguins and koalas, the zoo focuses on keeping and breeding endangered animals and rarely displayed Asian animals. Dresden Zoo boasts an extensive collection of native and European small birds, the likes of which are rarely found in other zoos. Some of the birds have also been very successfully bred. In the Prof. Brandes house, visitors can find rarely displayed tree dwellers. These include brown woolly monkeys, southern tamanduas, Prevost’s squirrels and crowned lemurs, which are now only found in one other zoo in Germany, namely Erfurt Zoo.

A selection of our animal residents is presented in our animal index.

60+
Invertebrates

248+
Fish

60
Amphibians

121
Reptiles

404
Birds

451+
Mammals

48 Entries
African Elephant

African elephant

African forest buffalo

African forest buffalo

Aldabra giant tortoise

Aldabra giant tortoise

red flamingo

American flamingo

Bactrian camel

Bactrian camel

Banded mongoose

Banded mongoose

Banteng

Banteng

Blue-crowned Laughingthrush

Blue-crowned Laughingthrush

Caracal

Caracal

Cheetahs

Cheetah

Chinese crocodile lizard

Chinese crocodile lizard

Chinese goral

Chinese goral

Common gundi

Common gundi

Crowned lemur

Crowned lemur

Dhole

Dhole

Emperor tamarin

Emperor tamarin

False gharial

False gharial

Golden takin with young.

Golden takin

Great white pelican

Great white pelican

Griffon vulture

Griffon vulture

Humboldt penguin in the water

Humboldt penguin

Kirk's dikdik

Kirk's dikdik

Female koala Sydney

Koala

Kordofan giraffe

Kordofan giraffe

Lesser mouse-deer

Lesser mouse-deer

Lesser rhea

Lesser rhea

Jago the lion roams through the outdoor enclosure.

Lion

Lion-tailed macaques

Lion-tailed macaque

Mandrill

Mandrill

Mantled guerezas

Mantled guereza

Meerkat

Meerkat

Naked mole rat

Naked mole rat

Plains zebra with young

Plains zebra

Red kangaroo

Red kangaroo

Red panda

Red panda

Reticulated Python

Reticulated Python

Ring-tailed lemur

Ring-tailed lemur

Saddle-billed stork

Saddle-billed stork

Snowy owl

Snowy owl

Southern tamandua

Southern tamandua

Sumatran orangutan

Sumatran orangutan

Three-banded armadillo

Three-banded armadillo

Two-toed sloth Marlies

Two-toed sloth

Vicugna

Vicugna

Visayan Hornbill

Visayan Hornbill

White-toothed pygmy shrew

White-toothed pygmy shrew

Woolly monkey

Woolly monkey

Yellow-throated marten

Yellow-throated marten

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Orangutans Toni and Dalai.

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Ring-tailed lemur in the indoor enclosure.

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