Ark Park on the Kienberg
Kienberg Park has a special highlight in landscape conservation on its extensive grounds. Horses, cattle and sheep graze on various areas along the Wuhletal in an extensive year-round grazing system.
The animals graze all year round in herds separated by species, one after the other, over the marked areas. The grazing of the vegetation and the browsing of the woody plants, especially in winter, counteracts scrub encroachment and contributes towards keeping the landscape open and rich in species.
Animal gardeners in action
Grazing animals and wild animals in peaceful co-existence
Active conservation work
Current area situation
The Kienberg Ark Park is slowly developing and so the area situation will also change in the future. Currently, the sheep and cattle of the Ark Park can still be observed on the areas of the Gärten der Welt. In June 2020, two of the red Highland cattle in the Wuhletal have also started their landscape maintenance activities. They graze there for the first time on the two-hectare area 6, which is to be developed mainly for the establishment of ground nesting birds. With their feeding behaviour, the cattle contribute significantly towards the development of the area as desired.