5731 RG Mierlo
The Family zoo
At Dierenrijk you meet animals close-up. For instance the polar bear family, the elephant, lion, tiger, chimpanzee and many more… There are great and educational presentations throughout the day at Dierenrijk and you can participate in one of the many activities.
Dierenrijk is the only zoo where you can attend a training session with elephants. Only during this daily session you will find out how very special these animals are. And not only the elephants are learning all kinds of things, so will you: Oh, is that an elephant! Seeing a snake or tarantula close-up and perhaps even touch it? Come on, if you dare! During this presentation you can admire them and perhaps even touch them... I bet you're not afraid to!
While Haringhappen (eating herring the Dutch way), come and see how fast the seals can swim, how high they can jump from the water and watch their funny way of 'walking'. And if you're lucky, you will be invited to feed them a fish yourself! Or come along on the Toer de Voer (Tour of Food) and learn more about the diet of the different animals and how they eat things. We will set off with a cart full of tasty food, if you like you can help feeding.