On the savannah, giraffes munch alongside zebras, kudus and the rare oryx antelopes. The polar bear enjoys a cooling dip in the water, the red panda has just been served fresh bamboo and suddenly you can hear a mighty roar from the male lion Akash letting the entire zoo know that this is his territory. At Aalborg Zoo, you can meet 11 out of the 12 most popular zoo animals and this is the only place in Denmark where you can experience the African elephant, the orangutan from Borneo and the Asian lion.
Aalborg Zoo is open 363 days a year - and no two days are alike. With far more than 100 different exotic animal species, educational experiences can be found all year round. You can see how the animals adapt to the different seasons and watch the animal babies grow. And you can try and find the curious and lesser known animals. In the South American house, the sloths climb freely about in the lianas above your head. This is also the place to be if you want to get close to an armadillo and perhaps see a capybara for the first time.
A mammoth lies dead on the Ice Age plain, the landscape is slowly being formed by the forces of the ice and, in the researchers’ tent, they examine what animal discoveries and the DNA of the past can tell us. In 2017, the Ice Age returns to Aalborg Zoo in an interactive exhibition on the formation of the Danish landscape and the rich animal and plant life at the edge of the ice cap. You can meet the reindeer hunters, listen to the sound of ice and find out if we are headed for a new Ice Age.
With season tickets to Aalborg Zoo, you can use the zoo as much as you use your own backyard. You can play on the playground as often as you like, do your homework overlooking the giraffes on the savannah, invite family and friends on a picnic at the cosy barbecue area or simply enjoy a quiet moment in the sun on our great lawn. You can also experience the zoo by night at our annual barbecue night or visit us early in the morning to see all the animals wake up. Once a year, you can invite a friend to the zoo for free and you will have free access to all the exciting events all year round at the zoo, including a number of discounts and free visits to some of the other zoos in Denmark.
"We are only fifteen minutes away from the city centre so it is an obvious choice to use the zoo as a breathing space and a unique setting for a Sunday family brunch, a private party, a kid’s birthday or a company event", says marketing Manager Susanne Solskov. "Larger parties can order a guided tour with a view behind the scenes, "compete with the animals" or arrange a uniquely tailored event."
Enjoyment and communication go hand in hand at Aalborg Zoo. At the Zoofari stage, the zoo’s own trained animals perform with their keepers in entertaining shows to teach the audience new things about animals from all over the world. At the elephant house, we focus on combating poaching in South Africa. Together with the zoo’s guests, Aalborg Zoo supports a groundbreaking project which successfully fights for the survival of elephants and rhinoceroses. Nature preservation is a part of the zoo's DNA. We use co-ordinated breeding programmes to ensure healthy and viable populations of endangered animals. Aalborg Zoo contributes animals to be reintroduced to the wild from its heard of oryx antelopes, a species which was formerly extinct in the wild.
Together with various organisations and other zoos around the world, Aalborg Zoo is highly involved in various international projects concerning the conservation of endangered animal species, nature preservation, sustainability, communication of knowledge and research.
Aalborg Zoo offers several areas for you to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Bring along your lunch or enjoy a meal at Restaurant Skovbakken in Aalborg Zoo…
Aalborg Zoo can be accessed via public transportation - bus no. 11
The exit closes 1 hour after admission stops.
Dogs are allowed, but must be kept in a leash.
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