The Straubing Zoo is home to around 1,700 animals from 200 species, including exotic species such as parrots, crocodiles and lions, as well as native wildlife such as brown bears, bisons and lynxes.
One of the most popular animals is the Siberian tiger Claudius, who has lived in Straubing since 2008 and is currently waiting for a suitable partner. Bearded dragon Bert is a welcome guest especially in the zoo school. There he presents himself to the students. The stars also include the tiger python Sammy, which is over four metres long and weighs 60 kilograms. On special days the golden yellow snake may even be stroked by the visitors.
Attractions for children
Since 2015 the Straubinger Tiergarten has a new adventure playground. Here you can climb, do gymnastics and balance or venture onto the giant slide. All children from the age of six are allowed to let off steam here. For the parents there are deck chairs in which they can relax during this time. Next to the big adventure playground there is also the smaller "lion playground". There is a smaller slide, sand channels, seesaws and a climbing wall. This play area is also suitable for smaller children.
The petting zoo is not only an absolute highlight for kids. Here you can get very close to African dwarf goats and camera sheep. They can be stroked, brushed and even fed. If the inhabitants of the petting zoo find the hustle and bustle too big, they can retire to their stable.
Food and drink
The Straubinger Tiergarten also takes care of your physical well-being. Between the lynx enclosure and the kangaroo park there is a kiosk where you can buy small snacks and drinks as well as ice cream or various souvenirs. Another, smaller kiosk is located opposite the bear enclosure.
In addition to the large kiosk and the children's playground, there is also a beautiful beer garden. Parents can make themselves comfortable here with a cooling drink or a coffee, while the children let off steam on the playground.
Straubing Zoo was founded in 1937/38. At that time the Aschenbrenner family had a small collection of water birds, pheasants, peacocks, foxes and fallow deer. Already in 1938 three monkeys were added and in 1940 three lions from the Hamburg Zoo.
During the Second World War, many other zoos were afraid for the safety of their animals. For this reason, elephants from Nuremberg's Tiergarten were housed in Straubing in 1944.
In 1976 a new bird house, the Exotarium, was built in the Straubing zoo. In the 70s the zoo school was added, later the Danubium and the Danube Aquarium.
How to get there
By public transport:
From Munich and Regensburg there are regional trains to Straubing. From the station it is best to take a shared taxi to the Tiergarten.
First take the A3 to the Kirchroth/Straubing exit and from there continue in the direction of Straubing. There you only have to follow the signs to the Tiergarten.
The easiest way to reach the Tiergarten is via the federal road B8. This leads directly to the parking lot.