Zoo København

Copenhagen, Denmark

About Zoo København

Zoo København was founded by the ornithologist Niels Kjærbølling in 1859. He was given the summer garden of “Prinsess Vilhelmines Have” by the chief directorate of Copenhagen.

Zoo København comprises 11 hectares (27 acres) and is located in the municipality of Frederiksberg.

Starting in the early 1980s, Copenhagen Zoo has been undergoing a renovations aimed at replacing cages with enclosures which recreate animals’ natural environments, giving a better lifestyle to the animals, and a more realistic experience to visitors.

Official website: www.zoo.dk

Giant pandas at Zoo København

Preparations for the arrival of the two new VIP residents have been under way for years. The cooperation was officially agreed upon when the queen of Denmark paid a state visit to China in 2014.

The official opening of new Panda House at the Copenhagen Zoo will take place on April 10, 2019 in the presence of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Chinese Ambassador to Denmark Deng Ying, as well as senior officials from China National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

The opening also will mark the formal start of the Sino-Danish Giant Panda Joint Research Project.

Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group, the new panda house at the Copenhagen Zoo is inspired by the Chinese yin and yang symbol.

Current Giant Pandas

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