The Elephant Gate, built 1899, with 2 sandstone carved elephants supporting columns and an Oriental roof with East Asian paintings and carvings, at the entrance to Berlin Zoo, Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany. The zoo or Zoologischer Garten Berlin was opened in 1844 and is the oldest zoo in Germany and the most visited zoo in Europe. It houses 16,000 animals of 1,500 species. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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The Elephant Gate, built 1899, with 2 sandstone carved elephants supporting columns and an Oriental roof with East Asian paintings and carvings, at the entrance to Berlin Zoo, Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany. The zoo or Zoologischer Garten Berlin was opened in 1844 and is the oldest zoo in Germany and the most visited zoo in Europe. It houses 16,000 animals of 1,500 species. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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