When talking about zoo’s, the current way of thinking it are small cages and sad animals. It’s a good thing that in Belgium we have the KMDA. Governing two research zoo’s and a Centre for Research and Conservation, it’s one of Belgians pride in animal welfare and zoology.
Today, KMDA director Dries Herpoelaert, together with Flemish minister for Animal Welfare Ben Weyts opened a brand new 1.5 ha savanna, where six cape buffaloes and two hundred fifty tropical birds will live together in a gorgeous new birdcage consisting of a woven net, made of 2.5 mm thick steel wire, totalling almost 3 square kilometres. Joining them was a class who got the honour of preparing food and a mud-bath for these massive beauties. Let’s take a look at the festivities. The savanna will open to the public early July.