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Blijdorp, Rotterdam Zoo

Blijdorp, Rotterdam Zoo

  

Diergaarde Blijdorp

  

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Diergaarde Blijdorp

    

Old entrance of the Diergaarde in Blijdorp.

   

Date opened

 

1857

   

Location

 

Blijdorp, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

   

Coordinates

 

51.9269605°N 4.4481325°ECoordinates:

  

51.9269605°N 4.4481325°E

  

Memberships

 

NVD[1] and EAZA[2]

   

Website

 

www.diergaardeblijdorp.nl/?lang=EN

  

Diergaarde Blijdorp (Official Dutch name: Stichting Koninklijke Rotterdamse Diergaarde, Foundation Royal Zoo of Rotterdam) is a zoo in the northwestern part of Rotterdam, one of the oldest zoos in the Netherlands. In 2007 it celebrated its 150th anniversary.

 

Diergaarde Blijdorp is a member of the Dutch Zoo Federation (NVD) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

  

Breeding programs

     

A Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens fulgens) in Diergaarde Blijdorp. Blijdorp coordinates the international breeding program for this species.

Diergaarde Blijdorp participates in about 70 breeding programs and studbooks, and coordinates a couple of them, including the international breeding program for Red Pandas, EEPs for Asian Elephant, Komodo Dragon, Red-crowned and Siberian Crane, Visayan Warty Pig and Egyptian Tortoise, and the ESB for the Crowned Pigeons.[7]

 

[edit] Botanical garden

 

Blijdorp also houses a botanical garden and manages both the Dutch National Bromelia Collection and the Dutch National Primula Collection.[8]

  

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diergaarde_Blijdorp

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