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Elephant Gate
Elephant Gate

The Zoologischer Garten Berlin (Berlin zoological garden) is one of the biggest zoos in Germany and with the largest number of species of the world. It is located in Berlin Tiergarten near the S-Bahn and railway station in the city center. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1229x819, 205 KB) Elephant Gate of the Berlin Zoo I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1229x819, 205 KB) Elephant Gate of the Berlin Zoo I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo A zoological garden, zoological park, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Tiergarten (Animal Garden) is a large park and a former borough of Berlin, since 2001 a part of the expanded borough Mitte. ... Berlins S-Bahn network The Berlin S-Bahn is a metro system operated by S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn. ...


Along with its aquarium, the zoological garden is one of the highlights of Berlin. “Aquaria” redirects here. ... A zoo. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


Opened on August 1, 1844 the Zoologischer Garten Berlin was the first zoo in Germany. The early animals were donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, from the menagerie and pheasantry of the Tiergarten. During World War II, the first Allied bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin killed an elephant. By the end of the war, the zoo area was completely destroyed and only 91 of 3175 animals survived. Considering the overall destruction of the city, this was quite remarkable. is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Photograph of Frederick King Frederick William IV of Prussia (October 15, 1795 - January 2, 1861), the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861. ... Motto Suum cuique Latin: To each his own Prussia at its peak, as leading state of the German Empire Capital Königsberg, later Berlin Government Duke1  - 1525–68 Albert I (first)  - 1688–1701 Frederick III (last) King1  - 1701–13 Frederick I (first)  - 1888–1918 William II (last) Prime Minister1,2... Menagerie is the term for a historical form of keeping wild and exotic animals in human captivity and therefore a predecessor of the modern zoological garden. ... Tiergarten (Animal Garden) is a large park and a former borough of Berlin, since 2001 a part of the expanded borough Mitte. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea...


Today the zoo houses approximately 14,000 animals from 1500 species on a 35 hectare site in historical animal houses. A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ...


Highlights include giant pandas, which can only be seen at a few zoos in the world. All of the animals are housed in enclosures that are specially designed to recreate their natural habitat. Binomial name Ailuropoda melanoleuca (David, 1869) Giant Panda range Subspecies A. melanoleuca melanoleuca A. melanoleuca qinlingensis The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) (black-and-white cat-foot) is a mammal classified in the bear family, Ursidae, native to central-western and southwestern China. ... Look up habitat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


A breeding function of the zoo is its program maintaining the studbooks for white and black rhinoceroses and gaurs. Black Rhino from Howletts Wild Animal Park For other uses, see Rhinoceros (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Bos gaurus H. Smith, 1827 Range map The Gaur (IPA gauɹ) (Bos gaurus, previously Bibos gauris) is a large, dark-coated ox of South Asia and Southeast Asia. ...

Hardenberger entrance
Hardenberger entrance

The Berlin Zoo is the most visited zoo in Europe with approximately 2.6 million visitors from all over the world. It is open all year long and can easily be reached by public transportation. Visitors can either enter the zoo through the exotically designed Elephant Gate beside the aquarium on Budapester Straße or through the Lion Gate on Hardenbergplatz. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 1. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


It should be noted that Berlin also has another zoo, the Tierpark Friedrichsfelde located in the eastern part of the city.


The Berlin Zoologischer Garten station on Berlin's U2 U-Bahn line is the namesake for Irish band U2's song "Zoo Station" on their 1991 album Achtung Baby. The Bahnhof Zoo in 2004 The Bahnhof Zoo (the official name is Berlin Zoologischer Garten) was the central transport facility in West Berlin during the citys political division and is still the main station for the western central area of Berlin. ... U2 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn Pankow (S2) (S8) Vinetastraße Schönhauser Allee (S4x) (S8) Eberswalder Straße Senefelderplatz Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Alexanderplatz (U5) (U8) (S5) (S7) (S75) (S9) (DB) Klosterstraße Märkisches Museum Spittelmarkt Hausvogteiplatz Stadtmitte (U6) Mohrenstraße Wikimedia Commons has more media... If a person, place, or thing is named after a different person, place, or thing, then one is said to be the namesake of the other. ... U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. ... Zoo Station is the opening track from the U2 album Achtung Baby. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


Polar Bear Cub Controversy

As of March 2007, the Berlin Zoo made a controversial decision to save an orphaned polar bear cub named Knut, who was rejected by his mother [1]. The media reported that Activist Frank Albrecht said that "Feeding by hand is not species-appropriate and is a gross violation of animal protection laws," and that "The zoo must kill the bear", concluding, "If a polar bear mother rejected the baby, then I believe the zoo must follow the instincts of nature. In the wild, it would have been left to die." Albrecht later added that while he thought it was wrong to let the zoo save the cub's life, it would be equally wrong to kill the cub at this point, now that it has gained self-sufficiency.[2] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Knut ( (help· info)) (born at the Zoologischer Garten Berlin on 5 December 2006) is a captive-born polar bear that is currently the subject of international popularity and controversy. ... Binomial name Phipps, 1774 Polar bear range Synonyms Ursus eogroenlandicus Ursus groenlandicus Ursus jenaensis Ursus labradorensis Ursus marinus Ursus polaris Ursus spitzbergensis Ursus ungavensis Thalarctos maritimus The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), a bear native to the Arctic, is the apex predator within its range. ... Knut ( (help· info)) (born at the Zoologischer Garten Berlin on 5 December 2006) is a captive-born polar bear that is currently the subject of international popularity and controversy. ...


The German animal rights organization "Four Paws" argued along similar lines, saying it would not be right to "punish the cub for a bad decision made by the zoo."


Other activists defended Albrecht's position. Ruediger Schmiedel, head of the Foundation for Bears, told Der Spiegel weekly that "They (the zoo) cannot domesticate a wild animal." Other activists have also argued that the current humane treatment of the cub is, in fact, inhumane and could lead to future difficulties interacting with fellow polar bears. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The bear's veterinarian, Andre Schuele, disagreed, saying "These criticisms make me angry, but you can't take them so seriously. Polar bears live alone in the wild; I see no logical reason why this bear should be killed." He also argued that polar bears are "under threat of extinction, and if we feed the bear with a bottle, it has a good chance of growing up and perhaps becoming attractive as a stud for other zoos".[3] Knut's popularity and attention grew after the report of Albrecht's comments. Schoolchildren took to the streets, chanting, "Knut must live." The headlines called him "The Polar Bear of our Hearts." Politicians intervened on his behalf. He even replaced the daily topless model in a couple of daily newspapers. T-Shirts were printed and websites launched in his name. Soccer fans chanted for him instead of for their teams... For the last week of March 2007, telecasts nationwide have been filled with pleas to let the cub live.[4]


It has later been reported that the Albrecht's position was misrepresented by Bild. According to Bildbog, "Nobody had seriously demanded that" and the whole controversy was a "false alarm"[5]. The "demanded death of the small bear" was suggested to be "a wrong quotation" from Bild.[6] Albrecht posted a press release saying, The Bild-Zeitung (lit. ... The Bild-Zeitung (lit. ...

"It is absolutely incorrect that the animal rights activist who filed charges against the Berlin zoo over the hand-raising of Knut demanded that Knut be killed as well.

Albrecht explained that he tried to stop the zoo from giving a lethal injection to another baby bear that had survived. Dr. Junhold also told Albrecht that "the hand-raising of wild animals is not appropriate".

I've got an answer for them: Zoos want to decide from now on who is allowed to survive, when and where. This ethically-morally reprehensible goal of the zoos, this sanctimony and hypocrisy must be exposed first and stopped immediately. This was precisely the reason why I filed charges against the Berlin zoo."[7]

Before travel

  • Address: Hardenbergplatz 8, Tiergarten, 10787
  • Open time: Everyday 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. (summer 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.)
  • Fee:
  • Zoo/aquarium(choose one only),
  • Zoo and aquarium

See Adult. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... See Adult. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ...

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