Wuppertal Zoo is 100 years old (1981)
On 8 September 1981 the Zoo celebrated its centenary. The Zoo Society donated the gibbon house extension on the large pond, where the Gibbons perform their balancing acts, and sponsored the building of the large deer house. The City contributed a new aviary for Birds of Prey. A considerable achievement after 100 years: Since the opening of the Zoo some 40 million visitors have enjoyed coming to see the animals and fantastic gardens.