The Leipzig Zoo is very old. I've never seen one like this in America. The zoo was founded in 1878 by E. Pinkert. It was a private zoo. Now it is open to the public. There's lots of animals to see like penguins, lions, flamingos and such. I liked the 'old' feel to it. The cages were made of stones and cement with bars around them. It wasn't a commercial park like in America where everything is clean as a whistle. It was more natural.
Have your picture taken with the 'Leipzig Lion,' a larger-than-life bronze sculpture. An international registry of lions is kept by the Leipzig zoologists.
There's a beer garden where you can sit in the shade and sip your beverage.