Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and has in recent years been undergoing considerable modernisation, e.g. a new elephant house designed by the English architect Sir Norman Foster opened in 2008.
The Zoo includes the Tropical House, a large Children’s Zoo, an African savannah, a South American pampas etc. The Zoo-tower offers a grand view of Frederiksberg. Also restaurant and kiosk sales as well as facilities for enjoying picnic lunches.