|Ludwig Hohlwein (1874-1949) c. 1912 Dover Press|
This zoo, also called the Hellabrunn Zoo, is in Munich Germany. Its time line reads like a history book. In 1911, the zoo was opened, closed in 1922 due to inflation in Germany, reopened in 1928, received extensive damage due to allied war raids, but was able to be reopened in 1945. What do they do with the zoo animals in time of war or do I really want to know? Now it is a premier zoo, with many displays that are cageless, with moats instead of bars.
Here are some of the highlights if you visit:
1. The old elephant house, constructed in 1914.
2. The new jungle house which houses Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Mississippi Alligators
3. The Aquarium with Piranha feeding
4. "Dracula's villa" bats fly around you
5. One of the very few zoos that allow you to take your dog
Dracula's villa sounds interesting. I like bats. When we first moved here in Colorado, we would see quite a few fruit bats at dusk, but no more.
And now we come to the end of the challenge -- Whew! This year I had a theme, Vintage Travel Posters, Australia to the Munich Zoo, which I thought would be easier, but it turns out, not so much. Thank you to all of you who visited.
Those far away places with strange sounding names,
Far away over the sea,
Those far away places I've been dreaming about,
from a book that I took from a shelf."