Frankfurt Zoo has an area of 11 hectares. In order to be able to use this area primarily for our animals, important service buildings such as the main kitchen, greenhouses as well as the quarantine station are located on a plot of land directly adjacent to the zoo.
About 4,000 individuals from over 400 species live in Frankfurt Zoo. Most of the animal species are housed in the Exotarium and the Grzimek House.
The newest animal enclosure is the outdoor enclosure for Humboldt penguins, which opened in 2019. The oldest enclosure is the aviary for birds of prey, which is 147 years old.
Since many of our animals have a very specialised diet, we unfortunately cannot list every food-type consumed. Only this much: every year we feed over 65 tonnes of apples, 36 tonnes of carrots, 16 tonnes of fish and another 20 tonnes of meat to the animals in our care.
The tallest animal is undoubtedly our female giraffe SHUJAA with an estimated head height of 4.5 - 5 metres. The heaviest animal, however, is our hippo PETRA, weighing more than 1.5 tonnes.