Borås Djurpark

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Borås Djurpark
Savannen.JPG
The savannah at the zoo
Date opened 1962[1]
Location Borås, Sweden
Coordinates 57°44′29″N 12°56′57″E / 57.74139°N 12.94917°E / 57.74139; 12.94917Coordinates: 57°44′29″N 12°56′57″E / 57.74139°N 12.94917°E / 57.74139; 12.94917
Land area 40 ha (99 acres)[1]
No. of animals 500+
No. of species 80
Memberships EAZA,[2] ISIS[3]
Website www.borasdjurpark.se/en

Borås Djurpark is a 40-hectare (99-acre) zoo in the northern part of central Borås, Sweden. It has about 500 animals of 80 different species. The zoo was founded in 1962 by Sigvard Berggren, who was manager until 1969.

Borås Djurpark is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). It is the only zoo in Sweden that has African bush elephant.

List of animals[edit]

There are some farm animals as well, such as cows, horses, sheep, goats, ducks, and pigs.

Conservation[edit]

As a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo participates in nine of about 130 breeding programs sponsored by the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About the Zoo". borasdjurpark.se. Borås Djurpark. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. EAZA. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Member Locator". isis.org. ISIS. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 

References[edit]

  • Sigvard Berggren: Freedom Forest (1962, 2009)
  • Sigvard Berggren: Berggren´s beasts (1969) ISBN 0-09-089720-X

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