Betzenberg Wildlife Park

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Betzenberg Wildlife Park
Wildpark KL Stein.jpg
Stone and inscription
Date opened 1970[1]
Location Kaiserslautern, Germany
Coordinates 49°26′00″N 7°47′30″E / 49.433362°N 7.791624°E / 49.433362; 7.791624Coordinates: 49°26′00″N 7°47′30″E / 49.433362°N 7.791624°E / 49.433362; 7.791624

The Betzenberg Wildlife Park (German: Wildpark am Betzenberg) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, was founded in 1970 with the aim of enabling the population to observe native species of animals - including those that used to live wild around Kaiserslautern but are no longer native there today.[1]

Woodland school

Today the park also has a role in protecting species that are threatened by extinction, such as the Wisent and other endangered animals, the park is home to owls, wild boar, lynx, mouflon, bred back tarpans, aurochs and other animals. It also has a woodland school in the middle of an old forest that, in places is 120 years old, as well as the Eichenkranz, a stand of trees estimated to be about 300 years old, the park is open all year round and entry is free.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b DeMotts, Joshua L. (2 December 2014). "Wildlife in Kaiserslautern park awake to winter". stripes.com. Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 24 December 2015.