One of the oldest zoos in the world is Antwerp Zoo situated in Antwerp, Belgium. The zoo was established in 1843, making it Belgium's oldest zoo. It covers 26 acres of land. In the zoo’s early days it was used for zoological and botanical sciences but its current purpose has changed to wildlife preservation and other modern model zoo themes. The zoo houses around 5000 animals which include 950 different species.
The zoo is situated in close proximity to one of the main transport hubs of the city, ‘Antwerp Central’ station which can be accessed by trains from across Belgium, buses and the local tram network.
Opening Times and Admission
The zoo is open daily, 10am-6pm. Tickets for the zoo cost 26 euros for adults, 24 euros for concessions, 23 euros for children between the age of 12 and 17 and 20 euros for children below the age of 12 to the age of 3; children under 3 enter for free. You can gain a discount on those tickets prices by booking online.