This popular zoo and aquarium, which was opened after WWII, is housed in an old anti-aircraft flak tower which was used to defend against Allied forces. It’s undergone several renovations to make it habitable for the over 10,000 species of animals who live there, including the recent addition of a 30,000 liter shark tank. Much of the animal housing was created from recycled concrete from the WWII days of the tower, and the managers of the building aim to keep it a sustainable environment, though it has proven to become quite expensive to keep up with all the new additions. For those interested in tropical fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, this is a great place to get up close and personal to animals you’d never see in the wild.
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