Zoo Landau in der Pfalz
is a zoo
in Landau in der Pfalz
. It was founded in 1904. The governing body is the municipality of the city of Landau in der Pfalz
(Landau/Palatinate/Germany). The zoo is situated in the city center, along the historic remains of a French fort. The average yearly number of paying visitors is between 155,000 to 170,000. The zoo is home to about 600 animals representing 110 species of mammals
, and invertebrates
. The current total number of employees is 20.
Zoo Landau is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
(EAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
The zoo's mission is the implementation of the objectives of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums conservation strategy with a strong dedication to education, in-situ conservation and research. Among the rare and endangered species
which are kept in the zoo are Philippine spotted deer
, white-naped mangabeys
, Northeast African cheetah
and Madagascar side-necked turtles
The international studbook for the Philippine Spotted Deer (Cervus alfredi
) is coordinated by Zoo Landau.
The zoo supports international conservation projects in Ghana, the Philippines, Djibouti, Madagascars and Chile, and also cooperates with local and regional conservation organizations to promote the conservation of native biodiversity.
A priority at Landau Zoo is the educational work of the Arten- und Tierschutzschule Landau... Read More