The Exotic Centre
The “Exotic Centre” of the Mundenhof focuses on the differing social behaviour of various animal species. That is why there are also exotic wild animals here – such as brown bears or meerkats and monkeys.
Brown bears were already at home in Germany during the Middle Ages. A few animals still live in the wild in the Pyrenees, in Scandinavia, Russia and Southern Europe. They are actually loners by nature and only look for a partner during the mating season. They can also be kept in enclosures in groups if you give them enough to eat (like we do).
Guinea pigs, which originate from South America, also live in groups with a clearly allocated hierarchy. While the social bonding of the group members is looser than that of the meerkats, it is very stressful for the group if animals are removed or added. We therefore have an urgent request for all our visitors: hands off our guinea pigs!