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History[ edit ] Share of the zoo, issued 1. The aquarium opened in The nearby U-Bahn station was opened the same year. Third Reich[ edit ] Inthe Berlin Zoo got rid of Jewish board members and forced Jewish shareholders to sell their stocks at a loss, before re-selling the stocks in an effort to "Aryanize" the institution.
The zoo has now commissioned a historian to identify these past shareholders and track down their descendants, according to a report by AFP.
Most damage was done during the bombardments on 22 and 23 November On the second day the aquarium building was completely destroyed by a direct hit.
Of the eight elephants only one survived, the bull Siam. Most damage was done during the Battle of Berlin.
From 22 April onwards, the zoo was under constant artillery fire of the Red Army. Heavy fighting took place on the zoo area till 30 April. Because of safety measures, some predators and other dangerous animals were killed by the zoo keepers.
By the end of the war, the zoo was fortified with the Zoo Towera huge flak tower that was one of the last remaining areas of Nazi German resistance against the Red Army, with its bunkers and anti-aircraft weapons defending against Allied air forces. At the entrance of the zoo, there was a small underground shelter for zoo visitors and keepers.
During the battle, wounded German soldiers were taken care for here by female personnel and the wives of zookeepers.
On 30 April, the zoo flak bunker surrendered. A count on May 31,revealed only 91 of 3, animals had survived, including two lion cubs, two hyenas, Asian bull elephant Siam, hippo bull Knautschke, ten hamadryas baboonsa chimpanzee, and a black stork.
After the battle, some animals disappeared or were eaten by Red Army soldiers. Following the zoo's destruction, it and the associated aquarium was reconstructed on modern principles so as to display the animals in as close to their natural environment as feasible.
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