Randers Tropical Zoo (Danish: Randers Regnskov) is an indoor zoo in Randers, Denmark. It is located in three big domes, with the biomes of Africa, Asia, and South America. The domes contain animals from the biomes, and most of the animal live free in the domes. In addition there are many reptiles, a snakeyard with free harmless snakes, and a saltwater aquarium with tropical fish.
The zoo started with two domes (Africa and Asia); the third being built later. In total there are about 275 animal species in Randers Tropical Zoo; about 200 in the domes and 75 in the saltwater aquarium. The South American dome is 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft) and is home to species such as South American tapir, West Indian manatee, callitrichid monkeys and macaws, the African dome is 500 m2 (5,400 sq ft) and is home to species such as lemurs, and the Asian dome is 700 m2 (7,500 sq ft) and is home of species such as pileated gibbon and Komodo dragon. In 2015, an exhibit for jaguars opened, which is the first located outside the domes. Adjacent to the domes is Danmarksparken ("Denmark Park") with farm animals and playgrounds.
The climate inside the domes is controlled by computers, because the length of daylight hours varies much more in Denmark than in tropical latitudes.
^ abRanders Regnskov: FAQ. Quote in Danish: "200 forskellige dyrearter i kuplerne og ca. 75 forskellige arter i Saltvandsakvariet." (translated: 200 animal species in the domes and ca. 75 animal species in the saltwater aquarium). Retrieved 10 November 2012.