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Short trip to the Duisburg Zoo, Germany

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

The Duisburg Zoo is located in the northern city of Duisburg wich is one of the cities of Germany and is one of the biggest and most beautiful zoos in Germany. The Duisburg Zoo is crossed by means of a freeway, so that it is divided into the east and the west part, but they are linked by a bridge. The Zoo was opened in 1934, was closed at the beginning of the Second World War but it was reopened in 1946.In 1965 it has added a dolphinarium.

The main tourist attraction in this garden is the Koala bears and dolphins but the Zoo has also other animals beeing aprecieted as well by the tourists such as a collection of seals of Madagascar (wich are at the second place in the world by size).The Zoo has an area of 15.5 hectares and hosts 2000 animals.

 

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On March 8 1921, the French Infantry occupied Duisburg as payment for damages incurred during the 1st World War. During the 2nd World War, Duisburg became a chief target of Allied bombers because they knew the city is a location for chemical, steel and iron industries. The city became the most violently bombed German city. On June 12 and 13 1941, Duisburg was attacked by British bombers with 445 tons of bombs. Another 1,599 tons of bombs were released in the city on the 12th and 13th of May 1943. During these bombings a total of 96,000 residents became homeless and countless of people lost their lives.... Read more »

 
 
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