Los Angeles Zoo Facts

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The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a 133-acre zoo founded in 1966 and located in Los Angeles, California. The city of Los Angeles owns the entire zoo. The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo’s botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants. The Zoo receives over 1.5 million visitors per year

Admission Prices:
Adults (ages 13 and older) $20
Seniors (age 62 and older) $17
Children (ages 2 to 12) $15
Children (under 2) FREE

Opening hours:
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Closed on Christmas Day

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Berlin Zoo – The Oldest Zoo in Germany

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The Zoological Garden already makes clear through its main entrance, the Elephant Gate, which was built in 1899, that it is an unique place to see. First opened to the public in 1844, the Berlin Zoo was built upon a gift bestowed to the city by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. It is Germany’s oldest zoo with its collection of round 16.000 animals including a predator, a hippo and a nocturnal animal house as well as the largest aviary located in Europe. The zoo has two entrances, one is situated at the Hardenbergerplatz and the other entrance, at the Budapester Strasse.

Admission :
adult €13, with aquarium €20
child €6.50, with aquarium €10

Opening Hours:
9am-7pm Apr-mid–Oct,
9am-5pm mid-Oct–Mar

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The Most Recognized Lemur Catta

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It is impossible to confuse with any other species, the ring-tailed lemur has a distinctive long and bushy black-and-white-ringed tail. The Ring-tailed Lemur is found in the dry forests and bush of southern and south-western Madagascar. It is one of twenty-two species of lemurs. Lemurs are best known for their large, round reflective eyes and their wailing screams. Lemurs also have furry, pointed ears and long tails.

Weight: 5 – 7.5 lbs
Height: 15 – 18″
Habitat: Deciduous forests, rainforests, scrublands
Lifespan: 18 years
Tail Length: 22 – 25″
Diet: the Lemur are herbivores eating mainly flowers, fruit, tree leaves, grass and ferns

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Adorable Siberian Tiger Cubs

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Pictures of siberian tiger babies taken in the zoo. Three Siberian Tiger cubs were born on May 15, 2011 at the Zürich Zoo in Switzerland. There’s one male named Lailek, and two females named Luva and Liska. The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger subspecies inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small subpopulation in southwest Primorye province in the Russian Far East. They are the largest of the tiger species and can grow up to 13 feet in length and weigh up to 700 lbs. The Siberian tiger spends a lot of time hunting because only about one in ten of its hunting trips is successful. It preys mainly on deer and wild pig, but it also eats fish. The Siberian tiger needs to eat over 20 pounds of meat a day to sustain itself in the cold climate. It is capable of eating over 100 pounds of meat in one sitting.

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The Most Venomous Snake in The World

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There are more than 2,900 species of snakes spread worldwide, of which about 600 species are known to be poisonous. Inland Taipan is the world’s most venomous land snake. Its bite causes nearly certain death. A few mg of Inland Taipan’s venom is enough to kill over 100 people or 250,000 mice. The venom of a taipan is 200-400 times more toxic than most rattlesnakes and 50 times as toxic as a cobra It has a neurotoxic venom that can kill an adult human in 45 minutes. Snakes are not known to be particularly aggressive, but docile. They will strike if provoked.

Taipans are divided into five sub-species:
Western or Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Papuan Taipan (Oxyuranus s. canni)
Common or Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus)
Central Ranges Taipan (Oxyuranus temporalis)
North-West Australian Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus barringeri)

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