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Kohlschreiber, Koubek Visit Schönbrunn Zoo In Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Philipp Kohlschreiber, Stefan Koubek© Bildagentur Zolles/Robert ZollesPhilipp Kohlschreiber and Stefan Koubek visited the Schönbrunn Zoo, one the world's oldest, founded in 1752.

Philipp Kohlschreiber and Stefan Koubek took some time off from the Bank Austria Tennis Trophy Thursday to visit the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, to meet up with ring-tailed lemurs and various snakes.

The Schönbrunn Zoo is one the world’s oldest, founded in 1752.

Kohlschreiber admitted: "It was really fantastic.  I hadn't expected it to be so nice to visit the small monkeys.  They had no fear, [they were] just looking for the food!  It was the best experience with animals I've had.

"We had four small monkeys at home for about five years when I was young.  I also lived for two years in Venezuela.  There we had a lot of animals; some snakes, piranhas and small alligators.  My father was crazy about them and I'm kind of the same, loving animals!"

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Koubek said: "It was amazing.  It was the first time I could touch a monkey.  I fed them and they were all over me.

"I'm familiar with snakes, I have four of them at home.  I know how to handle them and am not afraid at all.  Today I got familiar with a big python.  I hope mine will get as big, but I guess I will have to wait a few more years for that...!"

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