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This famous zoo stands between the Natural History Museum and the central station. It is vast, diverse and pleasant in equal measure and will surprise adults and enthrall children. With 10 well designed hectares of space, the zoo is home to around 5,000 animals, making it one of the largest of its kind in Belgium. There are species here from the four corners of the world. There are elephants, giraffes, ostriches and some rare species such as the white rhinoceros and the okapi (Moorish building). In the great aviary, you will see and hear exotic birds in broad daylight. There is no cage separating you from these birds, and you have to walk in the shade to avoid disturbing them. As it name suggests, the Nocturama contains nocturnal animals, whose burrows you can see behind a window. It is an amusing spectacle. A copy of an Egyptian temple dating back to 1856 houses the African animals. Talented sculptor Rembrant Bugati often looked for inspiration here, as you feel as if you have been transported to a far country. To complete your visit, you should see the shows in the dolphinarium and planetarium as well as the multicoloured fish in the aquarium. The Natural History Museum, which contains some fine collections, is also worth a visit.

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  • Address : Koningin-Astridplein 26 B - 2000 Antwerpen2000Antwerpen
  • Phone : 032024540
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  • Prices : 22 € (-11 years old 7 €)

Opening hours :

  • Mar-Apr and Oct: 10am-5.30pm; May-Jun and Sep: 10am-6pm; Jul-Aug: 10am-7pm; Nov-Feb: 10am-4.45pm

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