...although it remains a zoo... I love Planckendael...all the animals have a fairly big space and the animal domains are well spread out through the park...It's already on my list for a day out this summer!!
Hééééél erg Bedankt Johan voor dit weer speciale postmark!! ^__^
Fantastic first day cancellation (13-05-2013)
From a series of ten self adhesive stamps with theme Nature:
'A surprising look at wild animals "
The Antwerp Zoo’s beautiful buildings and garden have been listed as monuments and when it was built in 1843, more than 150 years ago it was just outside of the city’s walls. Now – the city has grown so much that the Zoo is now in the middle of town and is a green oasis next to Central Station.
It's also one of the oldest animal parks in the world.
Planckendael is a zoo in Muizen, near the city of Mechelen, Belgium. It is established in 1956. It covers an area of 40 hectares (99 acres) and has become a full-grown animal park. The zoo is separated into the several continents: Asia, Africa, America, Europe and Oceania.