Run-Time: 1 x 49 min.
Directed by Kurt Mündl
Written by Kurt Mündl
A co-production of ORF UNIVERSUM and Power of Earth, kindly supported by Alpenzoo Innsbruck, sponsored by Cine Tirol
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9 , 16:9
Gene Pool of the Alps - Alpine Zoo Innsbruck
Genpool der Alpen - Alpenzoo Innsbruck
The Alpine Zoo Innsbruck is unique in many ways. Situated at 750 metres above sea level, it is regarded as Europe's highest-altitude zoo. It covers approximately 4 hectares and, with 150 different species, is home to the world's most complete collection of alpine animals. This makes it purely a themed zoo, where only animals from the alpine area are kept and displayed - there are no lions, elephants or giraffes here. The film concentrates above all on the zoo's dedicated and highly specialised breeding and resettlement projects. Absolute rarities that worldwide are only kept in the Tyrolean alpine zoo are also presented. The documentary shows in an entertaining way how fascinating Austria's nature, its exploration and preservation are.