Zoos, or zoological gardens, exist in many forms all over the world. The first zoo showing wild animals from exotic locations to the public was opened in London Zoo, in 1828.
Zoo now often incorporate landscape immersion, where the animals' natural environment is recreated in their enclosures.
Modern zoos range from safari parks, where visitors drive through vast areas, seeing animals in the open range, to petting or childrens' zoos, where children can hold or stroke domestic and farm animals. Zoos also include aquariums, animal sanctuaries, animal theme parks, bird parks and reptile parks, and there are even butterfly zoos.
Zoo visits are fun, entertaining and educational, so wherever you are, visit your local zoo.
Zoo in Dresden, Free State of Saxony, Germany
Dresden Zoo in Dresden, Germany, is an exciting zoo and popular attraction that animal lovers of all ages will enjoy visiting as there is something fun and interesting that will appeal to young and old. At the zoo you can learn interesting facts about conservation of different species, protection of the environment and not forgetting our many inhabitants. Our guided tours are conducted by informative zoo scouts and will take you through the Zoological Gardens and behind the scene looks in an animal section. Dresden Zoo, home to over 1700 animals and more than 270 species, is a great venue for hosting fun birthday parties and our onsite zoo shop is stocked with cuddly animals, wooden toys and many other souvenirs.