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Aalborg Zoo

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Date opened  April 1935
Land area  8 ha (20 acres)
No. of species  126 (December 2011)
Area  8 ha
Phone  +45 96 31 29 29
Number of species  126
Location  Aalborg, Denmark
No. of animals  1,500+ (December 2011)
Annual visitors  375,000
Opened  April 1935
Number of animals  1,500
Aalborg Zoo
Address  Mølleparkvej 63, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
Similar  Nordsøen Oceanarium, Copenhagen Zoo, Odense Zoo, Aalborgtårnet, Givskud Zoo
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Aalborg Zoo is a zoo located near the center of Aalborg in Denmark. Every year, Aalborg Zoo is visited by around 375,000 guests. The zoo covers 8 hectares (20 acres), and keeps more than 1,500 animals belonging to 126 species.

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At the entrance, one can see the sculpture Det gode kup ("the good bargain") from 1925, made by artist C.J. Bonnesen. The sculpture was donated to Aalborg Zoo from the Urban brewery.

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History

The zoo was opened in April 1935. Throughout the recent decades, Aalborg Zoo has put more emphasis on viability and conservation of nature, and today it plays a major role in various global projects on animal conservation, breeding, education, research and focus on fair trade.

Conservation

Aalborg Zoo participates in many international breeding programmes in order to preserve endangered animals. Aalborg Zoo got an environment certificate and the first zoological garden, and the overall purpose of the zoo is to preserve nature. Aalborg Zoo has made their mark in many ways with projects on conservation of nature and environment. For example, Aalborg Zoo supports the Payamino Indians' efforts to preserve 60,000 hectares (150,000 acres) of endangered rainforest in Ecuador.

References

Aalborg Zoo Wikipedia


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