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The "Tierpark Sababurg" was once the hunting ground of the local counts (established 1571), who built a wall around the vast area to enjoy their hunting, undisturbed by peasants & poachers. The historic wall - to this day - is still surrounding the park.

The park has specialised in species that once lived in Northern and Central Europe but have become extinct or driven out. Some animals are kept in huge herds of different species, like they possibly did in the time of the Neanderthals, so one can watch aurox, wild horses and deer intermingle.

Two species are "recreations" of extinct species. The Aurox and the Tarpan wild horse have gone extinct centuries ago. The animals you see in Sababurg are the result of cross-breeding of different domesticated species that had known similarities with their extinct brethren, until the result was an animal that looked almost alike.

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  • Updated Jul 15, 2009
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