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Diergaarde Blijdorp

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Diergaarde Blijdorp

Old entrance of the Diergaarde in Blijdorp.

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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]


Hm... (2008)
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Image by Nikola~Chikos
This kitty is a casual resident of a foreign embassy, where me and my girlfriend usually pass by. It's one of those cats that never meow, but nevertheless like gentle petting..:)

Nikon D80, Nikkor 55-200mm, f4/5, edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop CS3.
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