The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Animal husbandry

The herpetology section also maintains a scientific animal keeping facility. Several, mostly tropical, amphibian and reptile species are kept and bred in modern tanks.

Live kept animals can provide data that is otherwise hard to record in the wild, like findings on behavioural and reproductive biology, ontogeny, larval development, or bioacoustics.

Contact person

Head of Herpetology Section
+49 228 9122-252
+49 228 9122-212
d.roedder [at]