SKÅNE DJURPARK: The world’s largest zoological park hosting Nordic animals

Located in the municipality of Höör in the Skåne Province in Sweden, the Skåne Djurpark (Scania Animal Park) is home to about 900 animals from approximately 100 species. Wolves, bears, moose, lynx, the golden eagle, wolverines and other tame and wild Nordic animals are visited by thousands of people every year. It was a very exciting experience to be in the park, as one rarely meets these Nordic animals. The zoo sometimes keeps animals from other parts of the world as well, but only periodically or until the management finds a more suitable zoo for them.

Welcome to Skåne Djurpark!
Welcome to Skåne Djurpark!

Thanks to my aunt and uncle who lives in Sweden, I managed to visit this animal park along with other attractions in the Skåne province. According to sources, the park receives 1 to 2 million SEK each year for maintenance support. In addition, entrance to the park is not free. For more information, maps, ticket prices and opening times, visit: http://www.skanesdjurpark.se/. The prices are dependent on the seasons, such that it is more expensive to visit the park in high seasons like summer and autumn.

Here are some photos I’ve taken of the park and its inhabitants:

Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
Skåne Djurpark
A bear!
A bear!

There is also an obstacle course and playground for children and children at heart. Activities with animals can be seen on the daily programme available on the park’s webpage (in Swedish).

Skånes Djurpark
Skånes Djurpark
Skånes Djurpark
Skånes Djurpark
Skånes Djurpark
Skånes Djurpark
Staff feeding seals
Staff feeding seals
Staff feeding seals
Staff feeding seals
Staff feeding seals
Staff feeding seals

The animal park is super big! And caution is important as there are many wild animals there. In 2010, a pack of wolves escaped from their enclosure that the zoo staff had to shoot them to death. 😛 Luckily, nothing like that happened during my visit with the family. I actually had fun, as it was also my first time to see many of the animal species there. I felt like a child! ❤ Cheers!

A cute moose :3
A cute moose :3

 

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