More than 1,600 animals of more than 230 kinds live at the Opel Zoo in Kronberg and they are kept in large enclosures on overall 27 hectares. Among the animals are the only elephants in the State of Hess, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, gnus, meerkats, red pandas and many more. With 700,000 visitors per year, the Opel Zoo is one of the most popular recreational attractions in the Rhine-Main region. The biggest zoological treasure of the Opel Zoo seems rather unspectacular compared to the elephants' magnetic effects on visitors: the Mesopotamian fallow deer. They were deemed extinct as early as in the 1950s. The Zoo's founder, Dr Georg von Opel, went on expeditions to Mesopotamia at that time and before it was too late, he accomplished to bring breeding animals to Kronberg, whose descendants are all animals kept in zoos today.
Go to the official website: http://www.opel-zoo.de/