The Berlin Zoo is certainly in the top five in the world; arguably, it could be the world's best. It certainly has more species on display than anywhere else in the world. Prime attractions are, of course, the pandas and the gorillas (There are even babies; Berlin is one of the few zoos with a successful gorilla breeding program.) I'm a pushover for orangutans, so I always head there, too.
Other extraordinary exhibits that one should visit are the 2,000 m2 lion enclosure, which dates from 1936 and was the first time that one was designed without bars, the Humboldt Penguin exhibit with its climate-controlled enclosure, the African Savana area, and the South American Pampa exhibits. Don'...Read More