Planckendael zoo - Part 1

by Björn Roose December. 06, 2018 645 views

I'm really not a big fan of animals in cages. So, I rarely visit zoos. But Planckendael zoo (in Mechelen, Flanders) is an exception to the rule. It does, of course, have some animals in cages, but those cages are, in general, pretty big, and most of the animals live in the open (well, the "fenced" open of course, cause the only animals that apparently basically have the right to go wherever they want, are humans).

Anyway, enough philosphy, here's some photos. More will follow in the next two posts.

All of my Planckendael photos and my other fauna photos are here on Pinterest.

Ankole-Watusi

Ankole-Watusi

Banded mongoose on the look-out

Banded mongoose on the look-out

Tired camel

Tired camel

Capybara looking out for a hero

Capybara looking out for a hero

Giant anteater sitting on his next meal

Giant anteater sitting on his next meal

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 10 months ago

#6 wow what a great shot

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Björn Roose Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 10 months ago

Well, the subject was very willing to cooperate smile

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Sherry Hill 1 year, 10 months ago

these are wonderful.. interesting animals too, i can say i've never seen a mongoose..

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Björn Roose Replied to Sherry Hill 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks, Sherry. See animals you have never seen before: that's what zoos are for, isn't it ? smile

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Andi Saw 1 year, 10 months ago

At leats 3 animals smiled at you (For you). 
I'm sure you're on the good guy Santa list.

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 10 months ago

We'll see that on the 24th smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

We can not go all into the wild. Taking good pics in a zoo is a challenge on its own. These are nice

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Björn Roose Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks, Peter. And you're absolutely correct on the wild and the zoo smile

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

Well captured. Great work Björn

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Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you, Antonio smile

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