This house reveals the course of evolution, using wildlife from West Africa as an example. This brand new, state-of-the-art facility has become home to over 200 animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles and Sarcopterygii fish, as well as some invertebrates.
The rainforest atmosphere is highlighted by the rich vegetation, the gurgling waterfall and a pond with a capacity of 30,000 litres. Animals can be observed from different places. The upper floor affords a view of the primates from the canopy layer, where the animals largely reside during the daytime. The outdoor terrace looks out onto the nearby enclosure for African hoofed mammals.
The house features a wheelchair-friendly design throughout its entirety, including the toilet and baby changing facility. Visitors with impaired mobility or those with prams can make use of a lift. The upper floor has a seating area and the possibility to buy refreshments. In the immediate vicinity of the house is a new fast-food kiosk named ”U Lucy” and a playground.
The following species can be found here:
Banded Jewel Cichlid
Esmerald Green Lampeye
Forest Hinge-back Tortoise
Kinixys erosadata deficient
Freshwater Butterfly Fish
Giant West African Snail
Archachatina marginata ovum
Giraffe Catfish (Bubu)
Merlin's dwarf gray frog
Neon Blue Tailed Tree Lizard (Sawtail Lizard)
Nigerian Blue Lyretail
Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus
Python regiuslower risk/near threatened
Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri
Pachnoda marginata peregrina
West African Black Mud Turtle
Pelusios nigerlower risk/near threatened
Pan troglodytes veruscriticaly endangered
Western Tree Hyrax
White-eyed Assasin Bugs