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The Easter Lamb

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: CulturePublished: Sunday, 01 April 2018 13:48Written by Karin Stumph
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A couple weeks before Easter you may start noticing that German bakeries offer little lambs, made from biscuit, a cake very similar to the American pound cake. They are sold glazed or just dusted with confectioner’s sugar and often carry or wear a little flag.

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Minister opens new Snow Leopard enclosure in the Stuttgart Wilhelma during celebration

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: Stuttgart Wilhelma ZooPublished: Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:31Written by Karin Stumph
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The Snow Leopards at the Wilhelma have something great to look forward to: the zoologic-botanical garden in Stuttgart built a beautiful large outdoor areal on a steep slope, exclusively for the climbing enthusiastic cats. Edith Sitzmann, the finance minister of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, formally opened the new enclosure in the Wilhelma in Stuttgart on Monday March 26th, 2018.

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The mild weather is inviting the meerkat triplets outside to play

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: Stuttgart Wilhelma ZooPublished: Friday, 16 March 2018 22:00Written by Wilhelma Stuttgart
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After the freezing temperatures, mild weather is finally on the radar and with that comes not only the bloom of the snowdrops.  We finally get to see the 3 new additions of the meerkats; peeking out of their holes at the Wilhelma. The triplets were born January 27th.

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The Stuttgart Zoo, Wilhelma, one of the most beloved zoos in Germany

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: Stuttgart Wilhelma ZooPublished: Sunday, 04 March 2018 21:19Written by Karin Stumph
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The Stuttgart zoo is one of the largest and well-known zoos within Germany, it draws in over 2.1 million visitors every year. The park covers an area of almost 70 acres, about the size of 40 football fields and is bordered by the Neckar river and the suburb of Bad Cannstatt.

Founded in the 19th century by King Wilhelm the first, the kings vision was truly one of a kind. A private botanical garden, all with a stunning oriental flair, that was in style at the time. And an orange garden; that was a must have for every fashionable ruler back then. The architect tasked with the job, Karl Ludwig Zanth, oriented himself on the Moorish architecture in Spain. Since Alhambra in Grenada Spain had spectacular buildings, the architect decided to copy those and designed a stunning recreation of Alhambra, at the Neckar river. The park next to the castle, with its mineral rich springs, was turning more and more into a vision of Arabian nights, and was named after its creator, Wilhelm.

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