Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Breigh April 15, 2011 11

Ok, maybe just lions…

Burgers' Zoo

Last month Xander and I got up early and headed off to Arnhem to meet up with some friends at Burgers’ Zoo.  I have wanted to visit for quite some time now as I’ve heard really great things about it, and it gave me a great chance to meet up with Sonya and Candace again.  We all enjoy photography so it was a lot of fun exploring the zoo with them.

I took a load of photos so I’m going to post them in stages, because I have no control when it comes to trying to cherry pick my photos.  So, this post will be about the LIONS, which are always a favorite for me.

Burgers Zoo

Burgers Zoo

Burgers Zoo

Burgers Zoo

Burgers Zoo

The lion enclosure in Burgers’ is miles better than the one at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, which is pitiful. Actually, calling it pitiful would actually be giving it too much credit.  It’s way too small, there is no space for them to move around, they always look agitated.  I hate it.

The only thing that did bother me was not having any open air areas to take photos of them, there was a room where you could stand and take photos of the lions through glass… which was a struggle because the glass was covered in dirty little child nose and fingerprints.

Burgers Zoo

Burgers Zoo

Burgers Zoo

Burgers' Zoo

Burgers' Zoo

Burgers' Zoo

Overall the zoo was alright but it wasn’t as fantastic as some people made it out to be.  I think because we got there a little earlier in the season, a lot of the animals were still indoors.  It was a fairly big zoo but I think I still prefer Blijdorp.  If they improved their lion and tiger enclosures at Blijdorp it would go a long way to improving their rankings among the zoos in the Netherlands I think.

I will be back with more photos soon, including some rather disgusting photos I took at one of the monkey exhibits.  Ok not rather disgusting, completely disgusting… I haven’t even gotten around to editing the photos yet because even I don’t want to look at them.  Which means I must share them with all of you!  You can thank me later!

11 Comments »

  1. Invader_Stu April 15, 2011 at 9:53 am - Reply

    We went there about two years ago. It’s a really nice zoo. Next you have to give Apenheul a go. That place is amazing.

    Great photos. I’m a sucker of big cats as well as small cats… as long as they are not trying to eat me.

  2. Jules April 15, 2011 at 10:24 am - Reply

    LOL, the Burgers is soooo much better than the Philadelphia zoo!

    • Breigh April 27, 2011 at 8:08 am - Reply

      I’ve never been to the zoo in Philadelphia but yeah, Burgers isn’t really my favorite.

  3. Aledys Ver April 15, 2011 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Majestic animals! I like those photos with the lion on the tree. Very nice!

    • Breigh April 27, 2011 at 8:08 am - Reply

      I know I just love them. I could take a million photos of them.

  4. Zhu April 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Lions are beautiful animals. They move slowly but efficiently and there is no doubt they could jump on their prey at any second!

    • Breigh April 27, 2011 at 8:09 am - Reply

      I definitely wouldn’t want to be alone in a cage with one :)

  5. Sonya April 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I feel the same way you do about the zoo. It was nice..but not a place I need to go back to. I’ve never seen such horrible windows! I vote we hit Apenheul at some point..take lots of time just sitting there and snapping away :)

    • Breigh April 27, 2011 at 8:12 am - Reply

      I’d love to visit Apenheul again. That’s a place that I left not feeling at all disappointed!

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