Remember Knut? He was the cute polar bear, born in the Berlin Zoological Garden, who was rejected by his mother and afterwards raised by his keepers. Knut became a huge attraction, but unfortunately passed away five years later.
Anyway, you guessed it: Lars and I paid a visit to the Berlin Zoological Garden.
It was quite clear from the beginning that some animals do not fear heights, whereas others preferred to keep a low profile.
The Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest and most popular zoo in Germany.
And it has one of the biggest animal collections of the world.
You can even pet some farm animals, which is fun for small and big kids.
The Berlin Zoological Garden opened in 1844 and currently covers 35 ha.
Lars and I are big fans of these animals: elephants and giraffes.
And then… we felt so sorry for this fellow…
But nothing prepared us for this: the majestic silverback gorilla. Enjoying his lunch…
The colourful orangutans were quite photogenic as well.
Although it was very cold outside, these monkeys did not seem to mind it at all.
The aquarium – for which you have to pay extra – was our last stop. It doesn’t only house creatures from the sea, but also reptiles (which we did not visit, since Lars hates them).