Wildparks in Germany

The German wild park

One of the fun things to do where we lived in Germany was to visit the local wildparks.  A wildpark is similar to a zoo, but more local and tame animals than wild animals like lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!).  They are fairly small, and you are able to feed most of the animals.  Sometimes you can bring in your own food (carrots, vegetables) and sometimes they ask that you purchase special food for the animals (about 1-2 euro for a box).  The one closest to our house was even free!  You could go at anytime and bring your own food and have a free day’s worth of entertainment!  It was a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine.  My little one loved visiting these parks and seeing/feeding the animals.  Here are some highlights of our visits to our local wildparks!

Mama and baby wild boars

Mama and baby wild boars

The goats came to join us for lunch one day

The goats came to join us for lunch one day

Eagle out for a practice flight for the daily bird show

Eagle out for a practice flight for the daily bird show

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The animals are not shy once they see you have food!

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Multiple eagles, hawks, and falcons at this wildpark

Multiple eagles, hawks, and falcons at this wildpark

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Pen full of guinea pigs and bunnies

Feeding the horse some peppers

Feeding the horse some peppers

Have you ever visited a German wildpark?  Or been to something similar in other locations?