Kulturbetrieb Arnstadt

Fabulously beautiful

Fabulously beautiful

The gorgeous peacock is one of the most beautiful
The camel of the high mountains

The camel of the high mountains

Beware! When a llama is uneasy, it spits in the face
King of lemur

King of lemur

With their unmistakable appearance, their fox-like
King of the night

King of the night

The uhu (eagle owl) has its name from its mating call,
Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

Fallow deer were driven from Central Europe during the
Fabulously beautiful The gorgeous peacock is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. Again and again during its mating season the vividly iridescent hen spreads out its imposing feathers in a fan. The blue peacock i Mehr
The camel of the high mountains Beware! When a llama is uneasy, it spits in the face of its attacker! These robust, unassuming small camels live in the South American Andes. These woolly Andes natives with their big eyes are closely Mehr
King of lemur With their unmistakable appearance, their fox-like faces and black and white ringed, ca. 60 centimetre long tail, they belong to the Lemur sub-species, Katta. Since 2010 they have been the darlings of Mehr
King of the night The uhu (eagle owl) has its name from its mating call, which sounds like "oo-hoo". And because it is the largest owl species in the world, it is called the “King of the Night”. Our European uhu ha Mehr
Fallow Deer Fallow deer were driven from Central Europe during the last Ice Age. They re-established themselves in their former habitat in Central Europe at the time of the great migration back from Asia Minor vi Mehr

King of the night

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UhuThe uhu (eagle owl) has its name from its mating call, which sounds like "oo-hoo". And because it is the largest owl species in the world, it is called the “King of the Night”. Our European uhu has the widest distribution of all uhu species: it can be found from Portugal to Japan and from Finland to India. Furthermore, it lives in North Africa and as far south as the Niger and Sudan. In Europe it is even more commonly found in Spain and Portugal and in Southern France, in the Southern Alps, in the Apennines, in the Balkan countries as well as in Scandinavia and Russia. In Central Europe it has disappeared from some regions, because it has been very heavily hunted. Today there are several hundred uhu pairs in Switzerland but in Austria and Germany there are only a few hundred pairs left.

In our collection at present there are two older birds. The species is threatened with extinction. In 2010 we were able to pass on birds we had successfully bred to other zoos. The enclosure was renewed in 2004 und has a total area of 48m².