October 3, 2015 — Sage Scott
Berlin: Elephant Gate at the Berlin Zoo
Opened in 1844, with animals donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, the Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in Germany. It was completely destroyed during World War II, and only 91 of 3,715 animals survived. Today it is the most visited zoo in Europe, hosting three million visitors a year from all over the world. This is the elephant gate, one of two entrances to the zoo.
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