The new “Himalaya” was opened a few days ago in the northeastern area of the Tierpark Berlin in Germany. This 60,000 m2 enclosure is now home to the Red Pandas Rosie (2), Ruby (2), Polly (8), Tara (2) and Jian (2). A total of 22 different animal species are housed there, including snow leopards, bearded vultures and crested deer.
Most of the construction project, which cost 5.3 million euros, was financed by the city of Berlin. With 3,000 tons of natural stone and more than 5,000 bamboo plants, a 60-meter-high mountain of rubble was transformed into a miniature version of the Asian mountain range in almost a year of work.
In addition, several information stations were set up to provide visitors with knowledge about this ecosystem.