Our Europe enclosure, with its focus on the Black Forest and Hungary, stretches along the main path from the apiary at the main entrance all the way to the KonTiKi stalls.
The Poitou donkey, principally saved from extinction due to its special appearance, originates from the region of Poitou in western France. In former times, a good Poitou stallion was almost worth its weight in gold because it could be used to breed undemanding and powerful draught animals by crossing it with Mulassier (mule-horse) mares. These played a particularly important role in the settlement of the United States.
While beekeeping is a worldwide phenomenon, there are major differences depending on the country or region. Our apiary focuses on how beekeeping is carried out here in the Black Forest. Fallow deer are found living wild throughout Europe. Farmers are increasingly keeping these animals in enclosures, for example on the steep slopes of the Black Forest, in order to provide an additional source of income by selling the meat.