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Alpine Zoo: 150 species of animals common in the Alps

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Alpine Zoo: 150 species of animals common in the Alps

The Alpine Zoo is located in Innsbruck and is the second in the ranking of European alpine zoos - it is located at an altitude of 727 meters above sea level. You can take a walk around the zoo for several hours or even all day: it is interesting and curious, beautiful and informative here. The animals are in enclosures and pavilions, no cells, which allows you to observe the natural behavior of all species represented in the zoo. Do not forget to take a video camera or a camera - you will find many picturesque views in the company of animals, birds and fish.

History and features of the zoo

Alpine zoo was created in 1962 with the aim of preserving rare species of animals and their reproduction. Here, studies are being conducted related to the behavior of representatives of the animal world in highlands. The zoo has 150 species of animals common in the Alps, and the total number of individuals is about 2000.

Visiting the Innsbruck Zoo, tourists can not only get acquainted with interesting animals, but also learn interesting facts about them. In the evening there are guided tours - the guides' stories are fascinating for children and adults.

In addition to plots with residents of the zoo, tourists are provided with recreation areas and cafes. A curious zoological school has been opened for the curious since 1984, where visitors will receive answers to a huge number of questions and learn interesting features of animal life. There is a library in the park: her books are devoted to the world of alpine animals.

The main representatives of the zoo:

  • Domestic goats, sheep, cows
  • Tyrolean pigs
  • Predators: bears, bison, wolves
  • Beavers, turtles
  • Representatives of birds: eagles, hawks, ibises
  • Reptiles.

Also, visitors will be able to see rare and popular fish species in the local aquarium: from trout to golden and colorful species. Observations of field mice are interesting too — their nore system can be examined in detail. Visitors will be able to see beaver dams, surprising engineering literacy.

Veterinarians and scientists work at the zoo: they are engaged in the search for sick and injured animals in the forest area, they are treated and released into the wild - hundreds of animals have been saved over the years.

Admission: 11 € for an adult, 9 € for students and senior citizens, 5.5 € for children from 6 to 15 years, 2 € for children from 4 to 5 years. Children under 3 years old can visit the zoo for free.

Interesting Facts

  • 300 thousand tourists visit the zoo annually.
  • Park scientists not only study animals, but also breed new species.
  • To the evening chime of Innsbruck's churches, wolves begin to sing in the park - you can hear this “composition” when visiting a landmark in the evening.
  • The park operates year-round, seven days a week.

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