Wildlife Park Frankfurt (Oder)
|Wildlife Park Frankfurt (Oder)|
|motto||Naturally wild - a park for nature lovers|
|place||Am Wildpark 1
15234 Frankfurt (Oder)
|Visitor numbers||57,000 (2018)|
|management||Jochen Hanschel (Head of Wildlife Park)|
|Sponsorship||Gronenfelder Werkstätten gGmbH|
|Funding organizations||Wildlife Park Frankfurt (Oder) eV|
Board with logo and opening times at the entrance to the wildlife park
The city of Frankfurt only supports the park with a grant of 9,000 euros per year as well as part of the financing of the wage costs of the park manager.
animals and plants
Many animal species move freely in the wildlife park. Necessary enclosures are spacious, animal-friendly and species-appropriate under natural conditions. There is also a pond landscape, a petting zoo and a small beekeeping facility.
In 1880 a firing range for the grenadier barracks of the imperial German army was set up on the site. After 1945 to 1994 the shooting range was used by the group of the Soviet armed forces in Germany . There were also pigsties and a greenhouse. After 1994 the site lay fallow and quickly overgrown. There were suspected military contamination such as duds. The area was converted into a wildlife park by the Friends of Wildlife Park Frankfurt (Oder) eV founded on July 1, 1999 with the help of the International Federation . In September 1999 the first animals were settled in the meanwhile cleared, renatured and fenced wildlife park area: around 40 fallow deer and three wild boars. The official opening took place on June 1, 2000. Since January 2006 the Gronenfelder Werkstätten gGmbH have been the sponsor and operator of the wildlife park.
- Wildlife Park am Rosengarten , in: Dirk Petzold, Silke Sorge (Ed.): Adventure Zoo. 550 animal parks, aquariums and reptile houses. The zoo guide for Germany, Austria and Switzerland , Leopold Stocker Verlag, Graz 2007, p. 54 ISBN 978-3-7020-1151-2
-  Märkische Oderzeitung from January 15, 2019, animal inventory in the park, accessed on January 23, 2019
- René Matschkowiak: Young animals and visitor record. In: moz.de. January 4, 2019, accessed January 4, 2019 .
- Märkische Oderzeitung, August 18, 2006, p. 10.
- Bernhard Schröder: Development of the Wildlife Park Frankfurt (Oder). In: wildpark-ff.de. April 25, 2005, archived from the original on May 31, 2010 ; accessed on January 4, 2019 .