At the start of the 1970s, the animal park was founded and maintained by a business owner from Hattersheim. The town of Hattersheim am Main made the land available. After a difficult phase, the animal park was threatened with closure in 1993. In order to avoid this, the town of Hattersheim took the animal park over.

In 1998, a redesign concept was agreed upon. The buildings were renovated, and instead of having classic zoo animals, the focus was on domestic animals and farm animals, which could also open up options for an environmental education approach.

Hattersheim animal park is well known, even beyond the town boundaries. Children’s groups can make an appointment to visit the animal park and learn important things about the animals and looking after animals. The annual sheep shearing event is particularly attractive, as is the opportunity for schools to borrow the chick incubator. There is a professional exchange set up with the Weilbacher Kiesgruben Nature Conservation Centre, and animals are exchanged as required.

In the summer of 2013, another closure review was conducted by the town. As a result, citizens came together and founded a support association with the aim of keeping the animal park going. Since then, the animal enclosure has been maintained and run by the Verein Tierpark Hattersheim e.V. (Hattersheim Animal Park Association).

Key data:
Size: approx. 4,600 m²
4 enclosures (one of which is for guinea pigs and rabbits), a pheasant house with aviary, a stable building, a duckhouse, a feeding trough, duck pond, climbing rock

Animals:
Donkeys, Rhön sheep, pygmy goats, geese, turkeys, ducks, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, budgies, golden-mantled rosellas, quails, Barbary doves, red-shouldered ducks, silkie chickens, bantams, golden pheasants, pigeons

Hattersheim animal park