Welcome to Wilhelma

Saturday, 18.05.2013

Once again, was today a beautiful day with plenty of sun and moderate temperatures expected. Therefore, we decided to visit the Wilhelma, Stuttgart's zoological and botanical garden . Especially since the new ape house was opened a few days ago.

Even in the tunnel Pragsattel be accumulated traffic towards Bad Cannstatt, which is a sure sign that this is once again busy.

Whether it was only at the Wilhelma, I could not imagine .

Shortly after 14:00 clock we reached the car park Mühlgrün. From there we walked about 10 minutes to the entrance of the Wilhelma.


Admission fees are properly dressed up since my last visit, but in my opinion the money to Wilhelma is a good investment. After all, afford the keepers a huge amount of work to make it all the animals, whether small or large, goes well.

As the name suggests, the Wilhelma is not an ordinary zoo, but a zoo and botanical garden, which means that also have plants from all over the world, their place and can be admired.

After the scan of the ticket you enter the first large botanical area (on the aerial view of the part with the green roof).

The temperature inside is quite tropical and quite unusual plants grow. I've concentrated on the flowers.

After so much bloom, our path led further into the aquarium. There I try some sushi to get ahead of my lens.


The Aquarium

The 1967 inaugurated and world-famous aquarium is divided into three main parts: From the entrance leads to the aquatic animals of the temperate zones, these include about the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. On the side toward the Exit pools are starting with the tropical freshwater fish and the inhabitants of the coral reefs. The terrarium is located between the two parts with the large crocodile hall. 2006 Crocodile Hall was re-opened after a complete renovation.

In the water basin can be seen over 600 species of fish and invertebrates from a wide range of rivers and seas! In naturally designed underwater landscapes Fish and crustaceans such as dainty seahorses, colorful coral fish, native trout, small sharks, fossil billfish, lung fish, hermit crabs and thick lobsters . Among the invertebrates are about sponges, jellyfish, squid and mussels, but also coral and sea urchins.[Source: wilhelma.de]



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