Burgers’ Zoo

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Explore the world’s deserts, rainforests and oceans: in Burgers’ Zoo, the animals live in their natural habitats, and that makes for a wonderful experience. Sharks, tigers, snakes: you’ve never seen them this way in a zoo before.

Giraffe at Burgers Zoo in Arnhem
  • See the most exotic animals in their natural surroundings.
  • Elected Holland's best outing in 2018!
  • Burgers’ Zoo has five themed restaurants, including the Bush restaurant with its tropical cuisine.

When Johan Burgers opened his zoo in 1913, he wanted to do something different. Instead of presenting animals in cages, he wanted to show them in their natural habitat. A hundred years later Burgers’ Zoo still doesn’t present animals to you in the traditional way. You  have to enter their habitat.

Shark at Burgers Zoo

Eco-displays

Lions, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, tigers, rattlesnakes, turtles, sharks, lizards and all kinds of bird species live in a so called ‘eco-display’. In these large scale living environments, animals and plants that belong in such an environment are allowed to co-exist. The different eco-displays at Burgers’ Zoo are: Bush, Desert, Ocean, Mangrove, Safari and Rimba.

New Impressions and Experiences

During a visit to Burgers’ Zoo, you might notice that education, conservation, research and durability are highly valued. The chances are likely that you’ll be faced with all kinds of new impressions and experiences.

Girl and giraffe at Burgers Zoo

Indoor Mangrove

Burgers’ Zoo boasts the world’s biggest indoor mangrove forest inspired by the mangrove forests in Belize. A mangrove forest has an extremely saline climate in which few plant species can survive. The tides create continuously changing conditions. Come face to face with the Caribbean manatees thanks to a huge panorama window measuring 12 by 1.8 meters, or watch the fiddler crabs emerge from their safe burrows to impress females or potential rivals with their imposing claws.

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Antoon van Hooffplein 1
6816SH Arnhem
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