Never in recent history has Tierpark Berlin started a year in a state of so much hope and anticipation as in 2019. Or so I would assume. The polar bear cub is doing well and striving. In fact, only recently it opened its eyes and started walking: Copyright Tierpark Berlin Yesterday, the completed monkey building has been presented. Not only did it receive a new interior and exterior design. An inreractive and cross-medial exhibit on species conservation has been installed as well as some glass boxes featuring endangered amphibians. Radiate turtles now live together with lemures. Some weeks ago, news broke that Tierpark Berlin is to receive Coquerel's sifakas along with zoos in Cologne and Apenheul. Some details from the monkey building: Copyright Tierpark Berlin More pictures can be found here: Affengeil | LiMa+ A short video: Andreas Knieriem, head of both Tierpark Berlin and Zoo Berlin, also informed the public that 2019 will see the completion of refurbishing works at both the main administration building and the Brehm building. The latter is to reopen in autumn/ fall (the sun bear enclosure already is due in summer). A small reminder: This is what is to be expected: Copyright Tierpark Berlin Knieriem also announced that works on the future Africa building (present pachydermy building), Himalaya area (present Asian and European mountain exhibits) and remodelling of penguin, vulture and cheetah exhibits all should start before the end of this year. Probably the same should apply for the new lion exhibit which is to be completed in 2020 (Africa building and Himalaya are scheduled to open in 2021). Last but not least, a quite trustworthy statement by a polititian announced that Tierpark Berlin can invest round about 100 million Euro up until 2030. This is about twice the amount of funds officially secured so far. Now my big hope is that all of this will actually come true.