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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






Blijdorp, Rotterdam, The Netherlands




51.9269605°N 4.4481325°ECoordinates:


51.9269605°N 4.4481325°E




NVD[1] and EAZA[2]




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]

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Taken on September 10, 2011