Our caregivers at the Mammal department face a wide range of challenges in their care for the different animals that live there. This is mainly caused by the large variety of animal species that are housed within the Mammal department. There are night- and day species, climbers and diggers, group animals and solitary species and animals that prefer completely different climates. This not only requires a flexible attitude (making breakfast in the morning and at night!), but also a lot of expertise. That is why our caregivers are supported by various dietary- and behavioral specialists.
The interiors of our animal enclosures are completely designated to meet the inhabitants’ needs: swings and climbing ropes for tree arboreals, tunnels, boxes and a thick layer of floorcovering for ground animals. Each animal receives a personalized diet; some species for instance, cannot tolerate fruit, while it is the main staple food for others.