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Clemenshof zoo farm
A typical farm of the regionCologne
Zoologischer Garten Köln
Riehler Straße 173
In 2014, the animals of the Cologne Zoo witnessed the arrival of some new neighbours, the animals of the Clemenshof educational farm. The new arrivals were not species from exotic countries threatened with extinction, but were illustrative of the diversity of the region's farm animals.
A typical farm of the region
In order to raise awareness among children living in the city to the animals of the region, to show that cows are not purple and not all pigs are pink, Cologne Zoo decided to open a farm! The new, 4,200 m2 farm, known as “Clemenshof”, hosts a range of animals representative of those from local farms: calves, cows, pigs, hens...
The farmer in his meadow
While the zoo farm doesn't practice intensive rearing for commercial ends, the use of animals and sustainable agriculture are key issues addressed by “Clemens” the farmer, who sees himself as a middle-man between the animals and people. Committed to biodiversity, the farm brings together those animal species which are under threat due to their low profitability or because the flavour of their meat no longer meets market demand.
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