Tiergarten Walding

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Tiergarten & Reiterhof Walding
Logo Tiergarten Walding.jpg
Date opened 1979
Location Mursberg, Walding, Austria
Coordinates 48°21′2.17″N14°08′10.96″E / 48.3506028°N 14.1363778°E / 48.3506028; 14.1363778 Coordinates: 48°21′2.17″N14°08′10.96″E / 48.3506028°N 14.1363778°E / 48.3506028; 14.1363778
Owner Angela Mair
Website http://www.tiergartenwalding.com

Tiergarten Walding (literally, “Walding Zoo”), is a small zoo located on a hill in the village of Walding, in the district of Urfahr-Umgebung in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.

A zoo is a facility in which all animals are housed within enclosures, displayed to the public, and in which they may also breed.

Walding Place in Upper Austria, Austria

For people with the surname, see Walding (surname).

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country of nearly 9 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi). The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Founded in 1967 as a smaller Animal shelter at a farm and Gasthaus in Pasching southwest of Linz, the owners moved the animals to a new location in Walding in 1973, and was granted zoo licence in 1979. Among other species can be seen Gibbon, Leopard, Lion, Ozelot, Zebra, Serval, Tiger. [1]

Animal shelter facility that houses and disposes of homeless, lost, or abandoned animals

An animal shelter or pound is a place where stray, lost, abandoned or surrendered animals, mostly dogs and cats, and sometimes sick or wounded wildlife are kept and rehabilitated. While no-kill shelters exist, it is sometimes policy to euthanize sick animals, and any animal that is not claimed quickly enough by a previous or new owner. In Europe, of 30 countries included in a survey, all but four permitted the killing of healthy stray dogs. Critics believe the new term "animal shelter" is generally a euphemism for the older term "pound". The word "pound" had its origins in the animal pounds of agricultural communities, where stray livestock would be penned or impounded until claimed by their owners. Some shelters even have sick tropical animals.

A Gasthaus is a German-style inn or tavern with a bar, a restaurant, banquet facilities and hotel rooms for rent.

Pasching Place in Upper Austria, Austria

Pasching is a municipality in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. It is situated a few miles southwest of Linz and borders Leonding, Hörsching, Wilhering and Traun.

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