There are some good jumpers to discover in the Görlitz zoo. The best live at the end of the beech avenue - they are the Eastern Gray Giant Kangaroos, which can jump up to 13.5m! The jump playground, which opened in 2018, is in their immediate vicinity.
Here, knowledge about the topics of locomotion and reproduction is conveyed in a playful way. In the sand jump pit you can do your best yourself first and compare your jumping ability with that of some other zoo residents.Then it's off to the eight-meter-long trampoline track. With the support of the trampoline, you can feel like a very good jumper yourself. Our drinking water fountain ensures refreshment at all times.And when you've finally tired yourself, climb into the bag of the larger-than-life kangaroo statue and rest well protected like a young kangaroo.
Exciting facts about locomotion and reproduction are hidden all over the playground. For example, did you know that while kangaroos are the largest mammals in Australia, their babies are even smaller than a gummy bear at birth? Or that female kangaroos are often triple-bearing? Or that some grasshopper males prevent their females from mating with other partners?
On several flap games, for example, you have to guess how far you could jump if you had the jumping power of fleas, rabbits and the like. Or take a look at the detailed information boards to find out exactly what is going on in the kangaroo pouch and how our gray giants actually use their four legs to get around.