Kronberg (dpa/lhe) - With just over 600,000 visitors, the Kronberg Opel Zoo set a record last year. Compared to the previous year, 3.5 percent more day visitors came, said zoo director Thomas Kauffels on Thursday. A large number of first offspring were successfully bred in the animal population: "Six species had offspring for the first time in the Opel Zoo in 2022, such as the European pond turtles, white pelicans, Temminck tragopans, red river hogs, white-nosed coatis and red ruffed lemurs," explained the zoo director. Two red pandas were also born.
Last year, the zoo implemented some construction measures to modernize animal facilities and presented its own sustainability report for the first time. Despite the visitor record, those responsible are also looking to the future with concern due to the current cost development and an increasingly tense personnel situation, as the zoo announced.