BestZoo

BestZOO is a small zoo in Best, North Brabant, Netherlands. It opened in 1930 as Vleut the Zoo, and was owned and operated by the van Laarhoven family until purchased by Zodiac Zoos in 2007. Zodiac Zoos upgraded many of the old exhibits to more naturalistic settings, but sold the to Jos Nooren in 2010 before all upgrades were completed.

The zoo participates in several European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP) programs, including Edwards's pheasant, Pied Vari, Colombian spider monkey and Sri Lanka panther.

BestZOO was opened in 1930 by Mr. van Laarhoven senior as Vleut the Zoo. At this time the zoo was home to primates, carnivores, and birds, includsing both native and exotic species. In 1982, van Laarhoven's two sons took over the zoo and ultimately expanded it to include about 70 species. By 2007, the zoo had been renamed BestZOO, and was taken over by Zodiac Zoos.