Zoos are permanent facilities where animals of wild species are kept for display for a period of at least seven days a year.
The following are not considered zoos:
- Pet shops,
- enclosures for keeping no more than five native species of hoofed game,
- Facilities where no more than 20 animals of other wild species are kept.
The establishment, expansion, operation and substantial modification of zoos require the approval of the competent nature conservation authority. The permit shall be granted for specific installations and certain operators and shall set a maximum number for the livestock of each species.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district and the district-free city.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fees may apply, please contact the competent authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
What else should I know?
Text reviewed by the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.