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Apenheul, monkeys, zoological, natural reserve

The thematic park Apenheul is simultaneously a natural reserve that also shelters monkeys of the diverse species in a controlled environment but of great freedom for its inhabitants. The interaction of these likeable and surprising creatures with the visitors is the mark of identity of the park, although it is his election: also they can ignore to us completely!

The exotic possibility of the contact with species is without a doubt one of the majors attractions of Apenheul. From 1971, its revolutionary conception is exactly in the freedom of that enjoys all the animal that live there. To her it must the sprouting of new species, that are the result of the encounter between different types from monkeys of different regions and diverse continents.

One of the acclaimed protagonists more of Apenheul is imposing gorila. In truth, 18 of them live in park, conforming one of the groups more numerous than they stay anywhere in the world under human care. Those that was born in this place extremely are educated and like of the visits: one says of them that they are magnificent hosts!

The orang-outangs, another species of great size, are also privileged inhabitants. Eight islands lodge to 7 of these wonderful creatures, who amuse themselves in great in the many trees and the networks and ropes that were prepared especially to their entertainment.

Always putting on approval their skill and intelligence, the caretakers frequently change of place the food of the orang-outangs, and they use one's wits to discover them it and to choose the best ways to arrive until him. Its lucidity surprises, and it is not difficult to confess that, to have been in his situation, many of us - the humans, from soon we would have spent with hunger several days!

Practical information

  • Apeldoorn, the city in which is this fantastic park, is part of the province of Gelderland, in central Holland. To only 60 they separate it miles of Amsterdam.
  • Address: J.C. Wilslaan 21 - 7313 HK Apeldoorn
  • Schedules
    • Of the 17 of March to the 2 of November of 2008: every day, from 9,30 to 17,00 hs.
    • In July and August: until the 18,00 hs.
    • During the winter, Apenheul remains closed.
  • Entrance: adults, 16,50 Euros; children of 3 to 9 years, 12,00 Euros.
  • Parking: 5,40 Euros.
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