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

Fabulously beautiful and shrouded in legend

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PfauThe 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 is actually a native of India and Sri Lanka.
Wild peacocks still live there today, very reclusively in the dense undergrowth of the jungle. Most of these beautiful creatures, however, are kept as decorative birds in the presence of man. Around 4,000 years ago peacocks had already found their way to Europe. The cold winters in our latitudes don’t bother them. In large Parks and Zoological Gardens they feel quite at home. In 2005 their enclosure in Arnstadt Zoological Park was remodelled in line with EU guidelines for zoos. It has an area is 7,5m², where we currently have one male peacock.

 

Fallow Deer

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Fallow deDamwilder 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 via England. Areas with fallow deer exist today in many parts of Germany. Thanks to their great ability to adapt and their low susceptibility to illnesses they continues to proliferate. Fallow deer do little damage to the forest. They reacts little to disturbances, are active by day and live sociably. Fallow deer, which occur in large groups, are genuine members of the deer family.

At present there are 3 of these animals in the zoo. At the compound there are information boards above the shedding rods und ‘dead hedge’. The fallow deer share their 2,200m² enclosure with moufflon.

 

New inhabitants from Madagascar

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LemurenWith 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 Arnstadt’s Zoological Garden. The five male animals came from Cottbus Zoo. In their wild state they are only found in the south and southwest of the Island of Madagascar. They are very tame, entertaining and companionable.

Because of new EU guidelines for zoological gardens and zoos, the last apes had to leave Arnstadt Zoological Park in 2004. Thanks to the support of local firms and institutions like Borg Warner Transmission Systems Arnstadt GmbH, the Wachsenburg-Massiv-Haus AG, Johannes-Falk-Projects as well as the Tierparkvereins Arnstadt e. V. it has now been possible to adapt the ape enclosure to meet the new guidelines and introduce the Kattas into their new home at the beginning of June 2010.

 

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.

 

The camel of the high mountains

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LamaBeware! 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 related to camels, even though they do not have the typical humps. Like camels, llamas have lived in the company of man for many thousands of years. In Arnstadt’s zoological park the llamas live in a mixed group with Cameroon sheep. Currently we have a stallion and a mare in our care.