"Schönbrunn zoo - the tropical house" Schönbrunn Zoo Tip by desert_princess

Schönbrunn Zoo, Vienna: 23 reviews and 71 photos

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In the tropical forest house constructed over an area of 1000 square meters,the moisture in the air is over 80% which makes it weird to breathe . The rainforests of Kalimantan Island (Borneo) are used as an example for this ecosystem.You will be walking throgh dense forest vegetation on a wooden bridge over water ,where big gray fish swim, and small water streams runing at the sides as colorful birds with unknown names sing from the branches.
On the second floor that you access with an elevator, Huge gargoyles called flying dogs (like the one on the pic) originating from India are hanging from the glass ceiling just over your head, trembling like leaves blown from a soft wind Bringing you to the thought - could they just come to life and fly to suck your blood?( they are probably feeding on fruits..hahahaha).I was right - checking the official zoo page - Egyptian Fruit Bat :)))
Long forgotten mysterious asian temple gates emerge from the vegetation.
An underground blue cave with flying bats.Pythons in a terrarium. Banana tree with fruits . Giant parasite red flower.
I actually took the tour twice as you miss something either going on the top floor for the bats and midssing the cave at the bottom ,or vice versa.

Address: Schönbrunn zoo - the tropical house
Directions: At Schönbrunner Tiergarten
Phone: +43 1 87792940
Website: http://www.zoovienna.at/e/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 28, 2005
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