Baby polar bear is the zoo’s new darling
The baby polar bear girl was born on November 9. The delightful ball of fur has now finally left the birth crate. Constantly cared for by polar bear mother Nora, who doesn't let Finja out of her sight, the little bear is the new darling of the visitors to Schönbrunn Zoo. The adorable animal is exploring the outside world with total curiosity. No wonder that the little bear has been taking the hearts of the zoo’s visitors by storm from day one. The last time a polar bear was born at Schönbrunn Zoo was in 2011.
Back in the middle of July 2019, a baby elephant was born at Schönbrunn Zoo. The little girl elephant Kibali, named after a river in the Congo, continues to generate great enthusiasm at Schönbrunn Zoo. She was conceived by artificial insemination with the frozen sperm of a wild bull elephant from South Africa and is doing splendidly.
Today the Zoo at Schönbrunn is considered one of the best and most modern zoos in the world. In autumn 2018, it was voted Europe's best zoo for the fifth time: Schönbrunn Zoo therefore beat 126 scientifically managed zoos in 29 European countries to take first place. The animal compounds have a particularly generous and natural design. More than 700 kinds of animal live here - from the Siberian tiger to koalas and rhinoceros. Highlights are the giant rainforest house, the large South American enclosure and the ORANG.erie, home to Vienna's orangutans. The Nature Experience Trail was opened in spring 2010. May 2014 witnessed the return of polar bears to the zoo: The enclosure, called "Franz Josef Land", covers 1,700 m² and provides the white giants with enough space to romp around in. The bears can also be watched diving for the first time.
The new giraffe park was opened in May 2017: A gallery in the winter enclosure means that visitors can now meet the giraffes face to face. In the new East Africa Building next door, dwarf mongoose, Von der Decken’s hornbills and ground hornbills can be found bustling about. The latter share the 1,770 m² outdoor area with the giraffes. And the new, spacious hippopotamus bathing pond, which opened in summer 2018, makes it possible to watch the animals splashing around outdoors. New and extensive enclosures and animal houses are added each year. But the zoo's historic charm is always preserved. The zoo is part of the Schönbrunn UNESCO world heritage site. In the summer of 1752, Emperor Franz I. Stephan von Lothringen, Maria Theresia's husband, took his royal guests to the newly constructed menagerie in the park at Schönbrunn Palace for the first time. Ever since then, the world's oldest zoo has been operating in Vienna.
Special tours and workshops provide information about the animal kingdom. And the zoo is directly adjacent to the Desert House, where the flora and fauna of the driest regions on earth can be explored.
Schönbrunn Zoo Entrance via Hietzinger Tor/Hietzinger HauptstraßeSchönbrunner Schlosspark, 1130 Wien
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 16% off / 3,5€ off
- daily, 09:00 - 17:30
- no steps (Swinging doors )
Parking spaces for people with disabilities
at Elisabethallee, entrance Tirolerhof
- Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Special offers for people with disabilities
Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.
Access to buildings and enclosures without steps or via ramp.
- Main entrance