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Back to my archive 2015 a picture during a visit to the ZOO

Zoo Pairi Daiza:
Pairi Daiza (until 2009 Paradisio) is an animal park in Cambron-Casteau (Hainaut), which opened its doors on May 11 1994. The park has grown from a bird park to a full-bodied zoo. Pairi Daiza is located on the site of the former Cambron Abbey, which belonged to the Cistercian Order. There are many ruins in the park that remind you of this. Pairi Daiza means closed garden in Persian language.
In 2006, the "Dream of Han Wu Di" was opened, the largest Chinese garden in Europe, with cranes, three red pandas and coin jackets. In 2007, the Bird of prey was opened, a row of voleries with different types of birds of prey and a walk-through with vultures and other birds of prey. In 2008, Paradisio broke out with a large Indonesian area.
Since its inception, the bird park participated in various breeding programs for the conservation and protection of endangered species. For example, the Chinese government has spent two Chinese giant pandas, Hao Hao and Xing Hui, in the park for a period of 15 years.
In 2007, more than 635,000 people visited this park. In 2012 it was raised to 955,000, [4] making it the most popular zoo in Belgium. On September 1, 2013, the park welcomed the 1 million visitors of that year. In total, 1,243,000 visitors visited the park in 2013. The visitor number rose to 1.39 million in 2014. By 2015, the park received 1,767 million visitors.

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