At the foot of the Nordkette, above the roofs of Innsbruck, the provincial capital of Tyrol, is the alpine zoo at an altitude of 750 m.
Around 2,000 alpine animals of around 150 species are cared for in natural enclosures, terrariums and aquariums on a little more than 5 hectares. No other zoo in the world shows such a complete collection of wild animals from the Alpine region. This is only one reason why a number of world first breeds and remarkable offspring successes have been successful here.
The Alpenzoo is a non-profit association that mostly generates the annual operating resources itself (with the support of the City of Innsbruck and the State of Tyrol).
The "Friends of the Alpenzoo" as a development association, sponsors, animal sponsors and donors also contribute to economic security.
With around 300,000 visitors a year, the Alpenzoo is the largest regional cultural facility in Tyrol. As an employer, it secures permanent jobs for around 30 employees.