Two new reviews of zoos visited have recently been published, Krefeld Zoo and Salzburg Zoo. The latter is the second review of Karol Mišovic. I hope you enjoy this newsletter and, besides the reviews, the other information in the zoo reports too.
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Krefeld Zoo is located in between busy roads in a neighbourhood close to the city centre. The Zoo is therefore an escape from this busy environment, because after the small but elegant entrance you enter a green landscape that enables you slow down your pace, literally and figuratively. In 1938 the Krefeld Zoo was founded as the ‘Krefelder Tierpark’ in the parkland of the Grotenburg Manor (‘Schlösschen’). The original farmland and fields was owned by the farmer’s family Grotenburg, and later by Moritz de Greiff, a silk manufacturer from Krefeld, who turned these lands into a spacious park area. More information here.
Salzburg Zoo is located a couple of kilometres from the city centre in a picturesque landscape with great views of the Alpine mountain tops adding to the magical Austrian atmosphere. The zoo is also in close vicinity to the castle park of Hellbrunn, and the style of the enclosures almost suggests that the zoo is part of the castle area. Hellbrunn is also relatively small – only fourteen hectares. The Zoo, affectionately called Salzburger Tiergarten by the Salzburger citizens, looks back on a long history. The origin goes back to 1424 when a game park was established by the Archbishop of Salzburg. This archiepiscopal wildlife park comprised fish farms and flocks of birds. More information here.