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The Tiergarten Schönbrunn Zoo Vienna is located near the famous Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.

It is the oldest zoo in the world, dating from 1752. Since its privatization in 1992 it is led by Helmut Pechlaner, also president of WWF Austria, who managed to modernize most parts of the zoo and sustain the financial situation of the zoo.

It is one of the zoos worldwide to house specimens of the giant panda. The zoo's pandas are named Yang Yang and Long Hui.

Other zoo attractions include a Rain forest house, in which the spectator is led through a simulation of the Amazon Rainforest, and an aquarium, which enables spectators to walk through underneath a simulation of the amazonas in flood-time.

The new polarium for animals of the arctic region was opened in early 2004.

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