DierenPark Amersfoort

DierenPark Amersfoort is a 10-hectare (25-acre) zoo located on the West side of Amersfoort, in the province of province of Utrecht, on the edge of the bunch area Birkhoven, in the Netherlands.

The zoo was founded on 22 May 1948 by Mr. Tertoolen and Mr. Knoester. Initially it was a very small zoo with a monkey, a bear, a camel and some farm animals. In the years afterwards the first carnivore arrived, and in 1956 the elephants Indra and Rani.

In 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Vis-Tertoolen, one of the zoo founder's daughters and her husband, took over the management of the zoo, and the first of the chimpanzees arrived.