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Discussion in 'Germany' started by Bib Fortuna, 10 Dec 2015.

  1. Bib Fortuna

    Bib Fortuna Well-Known Member

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    A new zoo in germany is opening its gates January 3, 2016. It is called Tierpark Donnersberg and is a private place.

    The animal inventory is, of course, small at the beginning, and they do not have any hoofstock or big cats, but nevertheless, they do have some interesting and rare species, so Coendu,/ so much to Frankfurt Zoos statement, they have the only ones in germany),Tamandua, Karakal and three species of armadillo!

    Hers is the species list, they have published on their webside, I have no idea if it is the full list:

    Liste | Tierpark Donnersberg

    They even keep Echidnas, I guess, they got them from the czech Animaldealer. They write there is only one more place in europe with them, but we all know this is not true.
     
  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    there are some really interesting species there for a brand new zoo! I was especially taken with the African brush-tailed porcupines, but then I looked on Zootierliste and they actually seem quite common over there.
     
  3. MikeG

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    Has any Zoochatter visited this place yet?
    Their website lists various unusual species - echidna, grison, pichi armadillo, several species of agouti, etc.
    It would be interesting to read an enthusiast's review of this collection!
     
  4. Bib Fortuna

    Bib Fortuna Well-Known Member

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    I've been to that place a couple of months ago-one of the worst places with animals I've ever been to, but i havn't expected too much. Altough it is called"Tierpark" is has nothing to do with a serious Zoo.

    It is very small, 7000 m 2 and is build on a parking lot of the Pet Store nearby, what belongs to the same owner.

    He has founded it many years ago as a"Rescue Center" for rare animals, but in truth, he is only a collector of rare animals and is not interested in conservation.

    Indeed he has many rare species, because he is collector with passion, but the animal welfare is d desaste-.extreme poor ! That place is the first where I don't have taken any photos ! The exhibits are only wooden cages with one branch in it-thats it.No hiding palces, no pools,nothing. Racoons have no pool, no natural ground, plantes-nothing. All cages are too small, but since my visit, he has made some of them smaller to keep more species.

    He as a tiny nocturnal house with tiny, too dry exhibts for tamanduas, echidnas together with Coendus and rat kangaroos, and many species are kept only indoors.

    That place is defenitely not worth to visit, and the owner gets a lot of complaints from the visitors because of the poor animal welfare.

    So I will not go again to that awul animal jail house-but he want to keep okapis in the future,-no joke-.and I'm sure, the guy gets every week new spectectular species-any of them not legal,I'm sure. I'm sure also, many Zoo-Enthuasiasts will love Tierpark Donnersberg because of its amazing"collection"-but I wonder why that guy got a permission to run a "Zoo". Hopeyfully, that place will be closed soon.
     
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