Wilhelma is the only both zoological and botanical garden in Europe. A visit here should be paid at least because of the architecture - originally one of the royal residences, which was built in the last years of William I in the popular then Moorish-style, had been located on this site. Many buildings have preserved the original appearance. In addition, a park in English style is adjoined to the zoo.
About 10 thousand animals live on the territory of Wilhelma. And about 7000 species and subspecies of plants from all over the globe are grown in the greenhouses and outdoors. Barriers between visitors and animals are minimal - this is a typical style for German zoos. The zoo is famous for its collection of primates. They live here in large families in conditions close to natural. Other zoos usually send here orphaned baby monkeys.