ZOO Planckendael, Mechelen

4.2
Providing animals with open space that matches their original habitat is the goal of ZOO Planckendael, a very modern zoo. Occasionally some animals are released from the habitats to walk among the people, such as a parade of penguins that follows a handler's bucket of fish. Kids will appreciate the petting zoo, where they can touch friendly goats, while adults may prefer the large cats and the elephants. Ask for a map and a list of feeding times at the ticket kiosk to help you plan your day. Consider bringing a picnic lunch with you to save money on food. You can also save a few euros on the entrance fee by purchasing a ticket online. The habitats are large and take time to walk around, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Using our world travel planner, Mechelen attractions like ZOO Planckendael can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • With my grandchildren been here for their birthday during our annual citytripweekend. Good location and perfect care of the animals
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  • This is a beautiful zoo with many special animals that you will not encounter in other zoos. Despite the great hustle and bustle (May 1: Free day in Belgium) you could go everywhere and you could see the animals well.
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