Sheep graze on Tempelhofer Feld

Sheep graze on Tempelhofer Feld

25 sheep have been brought to Templehof Field to act as four-legged landscape conservationists.

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    Shepherd Frank Wasem brings a herd of Skudden sheep to the Tempelhofer Feld. In the pilot project, which will initially run for five years, the sheep are to be used to maintain the landscape of the former airfield.
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The animals of the Skudde breed will initially graze on the 23-hectare, permanently fenced bird sanctuary in the south-east of the field to keep the area in shape, as Grün Berlin GmbH announced on Monday, 12 August 2019. After several weeks, the sheep will move on. For this purpose, the entire grazing area of more than 120 hectares will be divided into several paddocks.

Sheep graze on Tempelhofer Feld until winter

Originally, the animals come from Britzer Garten and the Gardens of the World/Arche-Park Kienbergpark. The cloven hoofed animals are to remain on the Tempelhofer Feld until winter. After that they will return to their original homes for the time being, until grazing is to start again in spring 2020, before the skylarks' breeding season begins.
Tempelhofer Feld
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Park Tempelhofer Feld

Once airplanes took off from the grounds that used to be part of Tempelhof Airport. Now, the "Tempelhofer Feld" is a large public park where locals enjoy picnics, sunbathing and doing sports. more

Source: dpa, translation, BerlinOnline

| Last edited: Monday, 12. August 2019 14:14 Uhr

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