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Burgers King guarded his Harem

Male African Lion (Panthera leo) and a part of his harem in Burgers Safari.

Mannetje Afrikaanse leeuw en een deel van zijn harem in Burgers Safari.

 

Burgers Zoo (area 45 hectares) at Arnhem, Netherlands, opened a "Safari Park" in 1968 within a traditional zoo. In 1995, Burgers Safari (area 14 hectares) modified this to a walking safari with a 250 m long walking bridge to enjoy the safari.

 

Animals at the safari park are Rothschild Giraffes (20), Roan Antelopes (7), Kirk's Dik-diks (4), Grant's Zebras (30), Greater Kudus (3), Thomson's Gazelles (6), White Rhinoceros (7), Lions (11), Cheetahs (3), White-bearded Wildebeests (11), Waterbucks (9), Hartebeests (4), Gray Crowned Cranes and White Pelicans.

The herd of zebra is the largest in a European zoo. There are a few stallions each with its own harem. The herd of giraffes is also the largest in Europe.

All animals walk freely together in the safari park, an African savanna around two drinking places (waterpools). The lions and cheetahs have two separate areas.

 

Site Burgers Zoo in Dutch, English and German: www.burgerszoo.eu/

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Taken on November 10, 2009