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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg's Zoo keeping animals, both native and exotic, in an environment close to their natural surroundings has become the hallmark of Salzburg's Zoo. One of the zoo's main goals is to ensure a harmonious balance between the beauty of the local landscape in Hellbrunn and the natural environment of the animals. Special habitats are continually being developed, enabling visitors of all ages to experience the natural balance between flora and fauna. These habitats have been created using natural materials to enable animal communities from similar surroundings to be observed together in captivity. 

In the new "African Savannah", for example, rhinoceros, antelopes and guinea-fowl co-exist. Other exhibits show the fauna in America or the animals in Eurasia (bears and lynx, chamois, groundhogs and river otters). A visit to Hellbrunn is an educational experience for young and old. Observing familiar local species and creatures from other continents is both entertaining and informative. Take the time to wander through the spacious zoological landscape and experience the life on other, often distant continents.  Roughly 1200 animals (140) species) live in the 14-hectare zoological garden in near-natural, spacoius outdoor enclosures - including white rhinoceros, poison arrow frogws and free-flying griffon vultures. Animal life in Eurasia, Africa and South America can be explored in a short peroid of time. 

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