Warm Up To Wildlife
The Berlin Zoo (p. 39) houses the most species of any zoo in the world. Even in cold temperatures, you’ll spy a fair number of exotic beasts, due to the zoo’s numerous animal houses. In the primate house, watch monkeys and orangutans swing from rope to rope, or pop over to peek at the gorillas to see just how close the great apes can be to us humans. You may hear a lion roar in the carnivore house, while downstairs you can see the nocturnal animals scurry about in darkness. Even the hippos have an indoor enclosure, where the huge beasts swim surprisingly elegantly through the water. On the other side of the zoo, the giant-bird house showcases different breeds by continent. Check the zoo website for feeding times to make your animal encounters even more exciting. Tip: Catch a free peek of the playful monkeys from the warm interior of the BIKINI BERLIN mall (p. 28), which has views overlooking the zoo.