Frankfurt Zoological Garden

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The Frankfurt Zoological Garden is the zoo of Frankfurt, Germany. It features over 4,500 animals of more than 510 species on more than 11 hectares. The zoo was founded in 1858 and is the second oldest Zoo in Germany, after Berlin Zoological Garden. It lies in the eastern part of the Innenstadt (inner city). Bernhard Grzimek was director of the zoo after World War II from 1945 until 1974.

Zoo Frankfurt
Main entrance
Date opened1858; 162 years ago (1858)[1]
LocationBernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1,
60316 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Coordinates50°06′56″N 8°42′11″E / 50.115583°N 8.703139°E / 50.115583; 8.703139Coordinates: 50°06′56″N 8°42′11″E / 50.115583°N 8.703139°E / 50.115583; 8.703139
Land area11 ha (27 acres)[2]
No. of animalsabout 4500[2]
No. of speciesabout 450[2]
Annual visitors830.193 (2015)[2]
MembershipsWAZA,[3] EAZA,[4] VdZ
Major exhibitsAsiatic lion, Gorilla, Spectacled bear, Sumatran tiger
Public transit accessZoo (Underground, tramway & Bus)

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) was founded in 1858 by citizens of Frankfurt to establish the Zoological Garden, which it operated until the First World War. The city council then assumed responsibility for the zoo until 1950, when the FZS again became the zoo's development association.[5]


  1. ^ "Kurzer Überblick der Geschichte des Frankfurter Zoos" (in German). Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ein Paar Zahlen gefällig?" (in German). Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Zoos and Aquariums of the World". WAZA. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". EAZA. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  5. ^ "The Frankfurt Zoological Society". The Frankfurt Zoological Society. Retrieved 2011-10-14.