4,200 animals in 430 different species from all over the world live at the Rostock Zoo in near-natural habitats which are surrounded by a unique park landscape. Founded in 1899, the zoo looks back on a long history and has evolved from a former Wildlife and Dendrological Garden to become the present-day largest zoo on the German Baltic Sea coast.
Our guiding principles
We have subordinated three major guiding principles to our work, which we would gladly like to present to our visitors:
We work with full commitment to the animals which have been entrusted to us. They are our passion.
We passionately accompany you as a visitor and provide you with very special impressions and adventures. In particular, we want to inspire and encourage children to become acquainted with their environment and put them into action to protect it. We do our utmost so that the spark of our enthusiasm electrifies you. Catch on to the enthusiasm!
We are curious about the future and would like to shape it together with you. Walk on unknown paths with us. Marvel at the wonder and treasures of nature which provide us with ideas for many new projects. Try things out with intellectual curiosity and spirit of adventure. Knowledge helps to explain and to understand. Nature has so much in store for us. Go on a journey of knowledge with us!
We love and live for diversity. Life is a fascinating network: animals and humans, young and old, grey and colourful – so many living environments and worlds of experience. We respect and cherish this diversity, and as signatories of the nationwide “Diversity Charter”, also in social interaction with each other. We are mindful of an appreciative, impartial environment among visitors, employees and business partners. Immerse yourself and experience the diversity!
Best Zoo in Europe, Certified holiday quality and many more - the Zoo Rostock is proud of its several awards. They are our motivation to develope the zoo in the future - for our animals and our visitors.