Essehof Zoo is a privately owned and operated zoo located in Essehof, a town within the municipality of Lehre, Lower Saxony, Germany. It opened in 1968 and currently consists of. It is located about 13km northeast of Braunschweig.PutTierpark Essehof into our Lehre visit planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Werner Beller officially opened the zoo on Good Friday in 1968 and the zoo has continued to grow since then. In 1974 a new coffee house was built, followed by construction of new animal stalls and enclosures between 1976 and 1978. In 1988 a new monkey house was completed. The zoo was purchased by Uwe Wilhelm GmbH in 1991 and continues to run as a privately owned zoo. Following the change in ownership, renovations and additions continued to increase the number of exhibits. A water nature trail that is unique to northern Germany was opened in 2002 that included an underwater viewing area 3m below the surface of the water as well as a 30m long wooden bridge. An Australian exhibit was opened and the deer park was renovated in 2007.
Uwe Wilhelm GmbH also owns the nearby "Noah's Ark" zoo in Braunschweig. The zoo does not receive any public funding.
The zoo houses 260 animals representing 50 different species from rare domestic animals to animals from Africa, Australia and South America. Several of the animals include racka, kangaroo, raccoon, zebra, watussi cattle, meerkats, nutria and gibbon.
Tierpark Essehof reviews
This is a great place for spending a day with little explorers: you can watch and feed some animals. Goats and deers are happy to be stroked and cuddled. The animals feel “completely at home”, lots.... more »
We went to this little zoo and park with our small daughter. There are animals like monkeys, zebras, alpakas, ñandus, donkeys etc. But no bigger ones like elephants and lions. Also there is a... more »
A great place to take the family. Excellent food, and lots of entertainment options for the kids!
Good place for taking kids. The kids will enjoy. 👍
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