Copenhagen Zoo is one of the largest and oldest in Europe as well as one of Denmark's most visited attractions. Founded in 1859 by Danish ornithologist Nils Kjörbölling, the zoo originally specialized in birds more - the first collection of the zoo included eagles, partridges, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle.
During its existence, the zoo has expanded and modernized many times. The modern territory of the zoo is divided into several climatic zones: tropical, Arctic, Asian, African, South American and island. The oldest buildings of the zoo - a tower for owls and stalls for artiodactyls - have been preserved on the territory of the zoo since the nineteenth century. Of the modern buildings, it is worth noting the Elephant House - a complex that spans almost four hectares, includes several indoor pavilions and open areas on which the conditions of the natural habitat of these animals are recreated.
The collection of animals living in the Copenhagen Zoo today numbers about 3,300 individuals, including: leopards, pandas, bears, penguins, emu ostriches, pink flamingos, zebras, lemurs, kangaroos, hippos, crocodiles and giant butterflies. The zoo's special pride is the Tasmanian devil, the Amur tiger and the Far Eastern leopard.
The zoo has a separate area for children, where educational programs are held, during which children will be told about the structure, habitat, nutrition and other interesting aspects of the life of various animals.