Our Lusatian valley is an approximately 4000 m² pond landscape that is closely linked to the home of many visitors to the zoo. Our otters and raccoons live there together with whooper swans which fill the valley with the powerful sound of their voices. Throughout the natural enclosure there are several viewing platforms, feeding points with a glass front and an adventure path which enable close encounters with the animals. Benches and idyllic hidden corners invite you to observe and linger in the green. Exciting background knowledge about the animals is imparted through play stations and two daily public feedings.
For example, the raccoon is currently one of the most successful animal migrants. They are originally from North America but they have now also taken up a new refuge in the Pond of Lusatia. Thus they have entered the territorry of the otter. Around 1,200 otters and 600,000 raccoons are currently living throughout Germany. Now the two nocturnal robbers in Europe have to get along.
There are also the Whooper Swans, of which the first pair was detected in Lusatia in 1998. There are currently about 10 to 15 couples, plus a large number of wintering guests. They can be observed on fallow fields in winter months very well.