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Frankfurt zoo

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Germany's second oldest zoo (after Berlin), but it was all but destroyed during the Second World War and only twenty of its residents survived. It has been gradually regenerated since, alongside the residential area in which its 32 acres lie, to become a serious contender for a reputation as the cleanest and most animal-friendly in Europe, and it's now home to some 3200 animals. One or two of the enclosures and public areas have been as they are for almost as long as the elephants can remember, but the designs and layouts are open and nature-imitative enough for it not to matter; for example, some of the larger animals are kept safe from the attentions of the overly curious by landscaped ditches instead of tall fences or glass. Aside from the zoo's conservation project and rare animal breeding programme, it can also be justifiably proud if its nocturnal zone, the mystery-filled Grzimek Nachthaus.

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Written by  larapiegeler.

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