Plankendael Zoo

Today we had a family day from work at Plankendael in Mechelen.  Even though passing by regularly and having heard so often that it is way nicer than the associated Zoo in Antwerp , which is 150 years old and squeezed in the historic city center.  In Plankendael however they lack no space and combine large animal spaces with fun playgrounds.  Additionally there's a great amount of storks living freely in the park, often seen on the streetlights in the neighbouring towns as well. 

what a fat raccoon!

Gimme the food

Ndela baby giraf on the right

kangaroo tanning on his back

baby snow leopard in the tree

The famous Kai Mook and his family moved recently from Antwerp Zoo to  brand new and huge new complex in Plankendael

sleeping red panda


Brian Miller said… cool...i love the zoo!
Larissa Lee said…
Love the pictures! I was surfing for a snow leopard pic (in a tree, no less) and found yours through Google. Very nice!

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