Last week the baby and I took some great advice and went down to Hasenheide, a park in Neukölln. The zoo came particularly recommended and since telling Shoshana that she’s going to see animals (“ani-muh, ani-muh, ani-muh!) is the easiest way to get her out the door, off we went.
It was a little tricky finding the entrance to the zoo, because its under renovations. Eventually we found our way to some goats.
Although, she did blow kisses to the deer.
Interestingly, there were some very graphic signs asking visitors to not feed the animals.
Do you see that poor little deer? Of course, there are signs like this in US zoos, but they don’t mention what might happen to the animals if someone were to feed them and most adults will just say that the animal will get sick and you don’t want to make the animal’s tummy hurt, do you? Even more blunt was this one near the ponies.
“Why did you feed me to death?” asks poor, dead little Schneemann.
Shoshana was too busy and too young to notice the signs. Plus, Hasenheide has some great hills and wide paths perfect for running.
Entrances on Hasenheide, Columbiadamm and Fontanestrasse