Places - Belgium - Mechelen
The Zoo of Planckendael is a large animal park located in Mechelen, Belgium. It is one of the several zoos managed by the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp (KMDA), which also operates the popular Antwerp Zoo.
ZOO Planckendael is known for its extensive collection of animals from all around the world, including mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. The park covers an area of about 42 hectares (104 acres) and offers spacious and natural enclosures for the animals.
Visitors to can explore different themed areas and habitats, such as the African savannah, Asian rainforest, South American pampas and the Australian outback. Each section showcases a variety of species native to those regions. The park focuses on conservation efforts and participates in various breeding and research programs to protect endangered species.
In addition to animal exhibits, ZOO Planckendael offers educational presentations, shows, and feeding sessions throughout the day. Visitors can also enjoy beautiful gardens, walking paths and picnic areas while exploring the park. There are restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops available as well.
ZOO Planckendael is a popular destination for families, nature lovers and animal enthusiasts. It provides an opportunity to learn about different species, their habitats and conservation efforts in an engaging and interactive way.
It is recommended to check the official website or contact the zoo directly for the most up-to-date information regarding visiting hours, ticket prices, and specific exhibits or events.