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Mi.15. 10th 2008

AAP:Primate Rehabilitation Center

Kemphaanpad 1 1358 AC Almere, Holland

www.aap.nl

120 primates from which 37 chimpanzees

The APP center is a rehabilitation center focused on primates. The animals are brought from different places where they have been mistreated or where the individuals were incapable to integrate with peers.

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Thursday 16th 10 2008
Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem, Holland
Antoon van Hooffplein 1
6816 SH Arnhem
+31-264 450 373
www.burgerszoo.nl
Number of visitors: 1.5 million per year
Our guide was the curator of the Zoo.

I consider it to be a typical big Zoo, which tries to have a collection of many and different species of animals. The designers created different theme areas to cover the most interesting parts of the world eg.: the Safari, the Ocean, the Bush, etc.

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Apenheul Primate Park

J.C. Wilslaan 21-31
7313 HK Apeldoorn, Holland
Phone: + 31-555 215 214; +31-653 865 823
www.apenheul.com

Veterinarian in charge: Jeanette van de Wal
Opened from March until the end of October

From the architectural and enrichment point of view I consider Apenheul to have the best design of all the zoos that I have had the opportunity to visit until now.
The peculiar philosophy of this zoo is to keep as many species of primates as possible free range and mixed. The visitors are able to walk in the same areas as the animals, there is even the possibility of interactions but this should be avoided. The primates do not feel threatened, nor attack the visitors.

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