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It’s a jungle out there, at least at the Frankfurt Zoo.

Ferocious beasts such as lions and playful critters such as penguins all come together at the zoo to provide those of us with a fascination for wildlife a peek into the wilder side of the animal kingdom. It’s a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, oftentimes enlightening adventure.

A Stars and Stripes photographer highlights some of those moments in this photo gallery taken during a recent zoo visit. The photogenic llamas, comical baby monkeys and stately giraffes provided an entertaining and picture-worthy day.

Know & GoGetting there: The Frankfurt Zoo is on the east side of the city. Address: Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1, 60316 Frankfurt. There is some free parking around the zoo if you get there early, and there are (pay) parking garages nearby. Subway lines U6 and U7 stop at the zoo, as does tram line 14.

Times: Open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Oct. 27, 2013. From Oct. 28 to March 29, 2014, it is open until 5 p.m. The admission booth closes 30 minutes earlier.

Costs: Admission is 10 euros for adults and 5 euros for ages 6 to 17 years. There is a family ticket for two adults and up to four children from 6 to 17. Children under 6 go free.

Food: There are places to eat and snack stands at the zoo, but feel free to bring your own food. Just do not feed the animals.

Information: The zoo’s website has an English-language page.

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