The Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest and the best zoo in the country. The zoo was opened in 1844 and is home to over 17,500 animals from different species. The main draw for the zoo is the animal feeding which is carried out regularly. The zoo also has a nocturnal animal house and the popular aquarium. Animals from around the world reside in the Berlin Zoological Garden.
The Aquarium inside the zoo is a zoo within itself. From crocodiles to native fish and komodo dragons, visitors can see a wide variety of species. There are over 250 fish tanks and around 12 coral basins. The most popular coral basin is the Great Coral Basin, which has a reproduction lagoon.
The Tierpark Zoo is the largest zoological garden in Europe. Spanning over 160 hectares, the zoo was opened in 1955 and finds place on the historic parkland that was occupied by the grounds of the Friedrichsfelde Palace. This zoo is particularly famous for housing rare species such as muskoxen and other unique hooved animals. Another feature of this zoo is that it has spacious enclosures for the animals. The Alfred Brehm Building in the zoo houses wild cats. Visitors can also see the Indian flying foxes in the Tropical House. A special section known as the Africanum II is home to African desert antelopes. The Snake Farm of the zoo houses the largest collection of poisonous snakes in Europe. Among the other attractions of this zoo are the Hummingbird House, Crocodile House and the Pachyderm House.
The Berlin Zoo is quite easy to reach. It is just next to the Berlin Zoological Gardens Railway Station. Visitors can easily get a bus, the U-Bahn or the train to reach the zoo. The Tierpark Zoo too is accessible by U-Bahn, trains, trams and buses. Visitors can also opt for a car ride to reach these zoos.
The Berlin Masjid is the closest Masjid from the Berlin Zoological Gardens. As for the Tierpark Zoo, the Al Nur Masjid is the nearest Masjid. Halal food can easily be found around these masaajid.