About the Oldest Zoo in the WorldThe Viennese Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn), the world's oldest open-air zoo, is now considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly because it is actually part of the Schönbrunn Palace complex.
This zoo was founded in 1752 and was originally the petting zoo for one of Austria's empires, from the Leopold dynasty.
Today, the zoo is an educational center where studies and various projects related to nature are conducted. People here are full of zoological knowledge, contributing to a variety of conservation projects.
Here you will find about 500 species of animals in this zoo. What is special about the Schönbrunn Zoo is that all the animals here are held in conditions that are as similar as possible to those in nature - that makes this zoo a major attraction among travelers from around the world and from Vienna.