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Tiergarten Nürnberg - behind the scenes

Did you already know that ...

the Tiergarten Nürnberg is very committed to the protection of species, the conservation of nature and environment protection?

... Scientists and students from all over the world are involved in our research projects?

... More than 100 employes are working for us?

... You can also participate and engage in the "Verein der Tiergartenfreunde" (a registered association) to help promoting the Tiergarten Nürnberg and generate a wide common interest in zoology and natural history?

Join us and discover what is happening offstage the enclosures and behind the scenes of the Tiergarten Nürnberg.

The Tiergarten Nürnberg is one of the most beautiful German landscape zoos

The past of the first zoological garden on Nuremberg´s municipal ground goes back to the year 1912 when the Tiergarten Nürnberg opened its gates at Luitpoldhain park. Perhaps it is only historic marginalia, the zoo had to vanish and must give way to the German Nazi Rally Grounds in the 1930s. But the re-opening at the Schmausenbuck (a small mountain southeast of Nuremberg) in a landscape covered with woodlands and sandstone - which is the same like the famous Nuremberg castle is built of - turned out to be a very lucky constellation.

Wildlife conservation at the Tiergarten Nürnberg

Conservation and protection of indigenous and exotic animals is one of our most urgent tasks. For many endangered species, zoological gardens have become a last sanctuary. Like Przewalski´s horses, that have been breeded and being prepared for their later living in freedom at the Tiergarten Nürnberg and are now inhabiting Mongolia. Other animals like bearded vultures or ibexes are now living in the Alps. Also injured animals become nursed back to health in our rescue station and later on released into the wild.

No more polar bears without protection of the climate

Majestic polar bears belong to the biggest attractions at the Tiergarten Nürnberg. However, fellow members of their species at the polar circle are suffering from severe problems like increasingly melting pack ice, also tourism, hunting, fishing, and maritime pollution. For many years the Tiergarten Nürnberg has pleaded for a re-start in thinking within society and politics. As we can only preserve the natural habitat of polar bears and many other animals by living a more sustainable lifestyle and taking responsibility for our climate. Find out in our chapter "climate protection", how we can contribute to this alltogether.