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  1. Zoo Berlin Berlin, Germany

  2. Info • Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany • 34 hectares (84 acres) • 1550+ species and 17000+ animals • Most comprehensive zoo in the world

  3. Info • 3 million annual visitors • Opened on August 1, 1844 • Aquarium opened in 1913 • Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, donated many of the early species

  4. history • During WWII, the zoo was completely destroyed, leaving only 91 animals • By the end of the war, the zoo was outfitted with Flak towers, bunkers, and anti-aircraft weapons

  5. Animal advancement • Breeding functions are an important capacity • “Captive Breeding Projects” include rare deer and pigs, as well as rhinos and gaur (Indian bison)

  6. aquarium • Over 9000 animals • Tropical, native fish • Crocodiles • Insects • 250 fish tanks • Shark tank houses sand tiger shark, blacktip reef shark • Aquarium Houses for amphibians and reptiles

  7. German children enjoying the zoo on a field trip Feeding goats at the Petting Zoo