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Alpen Zoo description and photos - Austria: Innsbruck. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Alpen Zoo.
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The Zoo in Innsbruck offers its guests not only a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding mountains, but also acquaintance with 150 species of animals that are typical representatives of the Alps. This is the only zoo in the world that has dedicated itself specifically to mountain fauna. All animals are housed in modern buildings and enclosures, terrariums have access to the open air.
The main source of income for the zoo is the money that visitors pay for entry. Also, the zoo receives additional financial support from the city of Innsbruck and the government of Tyrol. The zoo receives about 300 thousand visitors annually, making it one of the largest and most important social and cultural institutions in Tyrol.
In 2012, the zoo celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Today, the territory of the zoo is 4.1 hectares, which is home to about 3000 animals in general, mainly vertebrates: 20 out of 80 alpine mammal species, 60 birds, 11 reptiles and 6 amphibian species, as well as almost all alpine fish species.
The Alpine Zoo has 4 main objectives: education and information, research, conservation and adventure. Education is essential for the conservation of alpine fauna. Education can also be fun, which is why the zoo offers its visitors a wide range of awareness-raising activities in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Guests can get to know the animals just by watching them. If you want to know more, visitors can take part in informal educational programs at the open “zoo school”.
The zoo has its own registered association - `` Forschungs und Lehrinstitut. '' This association not only manages diploma projects, but also conducts research on various topics, including biological behavior of animals, environmental enrichment and animal health, thereby makes a significant contribution to the zoo's mission of conservation and breeding.
Topic: Alpine Zoo description and photos - Austria: Innsbruck.