Originally today’s plan was going to “De Apenheul” together with Sanne and Marion. Sanne remarked yesterday that she has been before to “De Apenheul”. That was also true for Marion and me. Then she said that she never had been to Burgers Zoo near the city of Arnhem. I have been to Burgers Zoo, but it rather some years ago. The same could be said for Marion. So we changed plans and did go today to Burgers Zoo.
The journey to Burgers Zoo was without any problems. Once inside we first decided to go for some coffee. While enjoying the coffee, I checked in on Facebook with Burgers Zoo as location and wanted to tag Marion and Sanne as being there with me. But for some stupid reason I could only tag Sanne. I selected Marion and Sanne, but only Sanne got tagged. Even adding Marion did not work strange enough. Of course this leaded to remarks that this showed that I only wanted to be there with Sanne and not with Marion. Evil women, that the two of them are :).
Of course when Marion tried to do it later on, it worked directly as it should. Figures….
Burgers Zoo is already for a long time around and it is known for growing along with new times, which resulted in the rather modern zoo it is nowadays. Here you can read about the history of Burgers Zoo
Although the sun was not really shining, the temperature was nice and most important, it didn’t rain. Maybe too hot weather is not very nice when you are visiting something like a zoo. It was nice weather for a walk through a zoo actually.
It was busy. To be honest, too busy for me. At a certain moment all these people around me start to annoy me a little. Specially when I got for the sixth time the same pram pushed hard against my ankles… and people really need to smoke on the spots were lots of people are gathered… and people keep pushing me when I am trying to make a picture…
Marion must have noticed it (she knows me so well :P), because she took me by my arm and talked a bit with me. That helped :P. Any way, I now know again why I never wanted to go to a zoo or something alike in a weekend during the holiday time.
But over all, I had a great time. It is wonderful to see how the animals is such a modern zoo live in area’s (you cannot call it cages anymore) that gets so close as possible to the natural habitat.
Some more pictures of the zoo…
As said, it was a wonderful day and it is good to see that zoo’s as Burgers Zoo take their responsibility of taking care of species that are endangered. Sanne really knows a lot about animals. I learned a lot from her today.
For dinner we looked at places near to the zoo (more or less). We found “Brasserie De Boerderij”. It looked really nice, but when we saw that “ganzenlever” (“foie gras”) was on the menu, we turned around and looked for another place. Even just france fries or something then “foie gras”… it is real torture how these animals are kept and fed!
Although not that close to the zoo, we found a very nice restaurant called “Zeldzaam eten en drinken”. There we had a very good dinner. All three of us enjoyed it. We will go back there!
A very nice spend Sunday…. :)
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