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Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig)

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Address: Pfaffendorfer-Strasse 29, 04105 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0341 5-93-35-00
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One of the few zoos that doesn't give me a totally bad conscience

While I usually have a very bad conscience when going to the zoo, seing the animals in such horribly confined spaces, Leipzig Zoo gives a certain feeling that the animals might... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

While I usually have a very bad conscience when going to the zoo, seing the animals in such horribly confined spaces, Leipzig Zoo gives a certain feeling that the animals might not be as totally bad off. Most of the compounds are huge and very diverse in landscaping (e.g. the islands, rivers and trees of the great apes or the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Don't make the same mistake we did and think you can fit this in during the last few hours before getting back on the train! We thought 3 hours would be plenty of time, but ended up rushing through the last section. So much to see. It's well laid out, with each area representing a continent. Gondwanaland is an absolute... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

One of the best zoos I've seen. On sunny days lots of people but you stll see everything.The animals are well tended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This large zoo contains a great selection of creatures of all varieties from across the globe. The animals are all housed in spacious and carefully designed facilites which permit as good views as possible without compromising animal welfare. There are a number of creatures seldom displayed in other zoos. The zoo is large, and deserves a whole day visit. The... More 

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Avoca, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I did not like the ambience or the crowded nature of the place. The animals seemed more restricted than most modern zoos. Don't bother go to the one in Berlin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Comfortable shoes are a must and a camera for photo fans. You are ready for a super day of elephants, penguins, giraffes, zebras and lots of entertaining apes. The Gondwanaland is a great extra. There is a lot of ongoing work so in a year or so it will be Even more attractive.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The zoo is large and has a nice variety of animals to visit. A lot of construction/modernization is on-going, so the zoo will be even better once all of it is complete. Really loved the primate enclosure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Absolutely stunning are the tropical hall "Gondwana land" (absolutely loved the giant river otters) and the enclosures (especially outside part) for the great apes "Pongo land"; very spacious and well structured. Of course, as in every zoo, there are some parts and enclosures which are totally yesterday (old bird cages, snow leopard cage...). However, there is lots of construction going... More 

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Thun, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A large, very good and well-maintained Zoo. All the usual animals but some were not to be seen - perhaps as it was a cold wet day. Of particular note is the Jungle Dome which is like a much larger Eden Project only with animals! Also a very good Aquarium. The only small downside is that refreshments seemed overpriced compared... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of the best zoo's I have visited. Albeit off season, but you can see that they are preparing for summer with re-planting and constructions. With the construction going on some areas were off limits but it doesn' spoil the day. The whole place is very well laid out and sign posted. The dome i was most impressed with, it... More 

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