Pairi Daiza

City: Cambron Casteau
Country: Belgium
Province: Hainaut
Opend 1993


Species 700


 Pairi Daiza  is a privately owned 55-hectare (140-acre) zoo and botanical garden. The zoo is located on the site of an old Cistercian abbey, and is home to over 4,000 animals. The Zoo tries to be a geographical zoo, so you go from continent to continent to view different climatic biotops. In side is one of Europes lagest abbeys and aviaries. Walking through the zoo is made more fun by its architecture, like the Asian animals including giant pandas that are living between chinese buildings

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Pairi Daiza - "Pairi Daiza s.a."
Domaine de Cambron
B-7940 Brugelette

Phone number 068 250 850


Open minimum April-October 10 am - 5:15 pm


Entrance fee

  • Adult 42,- Euros
  • Child 36,- Euros
Annual classic cards (valid for the year the card is bought)
  • Adult 99,- Euro
  • Child 89,- Euros


For kids there is a petting area and several playgrounds

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In 1148, Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux (later Saint Bernard), sent 12 Cistercian monks to Cambron at the invitation of Anselm of Trazegnies, who had offered them land at the edge of the river Dender. After the abbey was dissolved, the family of the counts of the Val de Beaulieu purchased the property and built a castle, which remained in the family until purchased by the Domb family, who founded the park. The entire property has been a protected area since 1982. The zoo was opened in 1993 as a bird garden named Paradisio. By 2000 the zoo included the Oasis, a large greenhouse that was home to other animals including meerkats, otters, and alligators. In 2001 the zoo opened the Nautilus (aquarium), the Madidi Islands (squirrel monkeys), and Nosy Komba (lemurs), followed by Algoa Bay (brown fur seals) in 2002. The zoo created a series of suspension bridges in 2004 that let visitors see the exhibits from above. The "Dream of Han Wu Di" opened in 2006, and is the largest Chinese garden in Europe. A series of aviaries opened in 2007, showcasing raptors. In 2009 the zoo opened the 4-hectare (9.9-acre) "Kingdom of Ganesha," an Indonesian themed garden. It also changed its name to Pairi Daiza, which means "walled garden" or "orchard protected by walls"—the oldest name for paradise. 

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After paying the entrance fee and start looking at the animal farm, where children even can touch some goats. Going behind the wall the first area we meet are the gates to heaven. In ront of us is one of Europes largest monostaries. Following to the road to the right  to enter the tropical halls called the oasis with cotton-top tamarins and lots of birds. Out side again turning left there are several birds. On the left hand we then see and enter the cathedral aviary and then the Tropicalia. The Cathedral aviary is one of europes largest aviaries is home to several stork and egret species, red flamingos and different water fowl species. Tropicalia is a tropical bird house with sun bittern and toco toucans among others. Going back and then towards the manor house we are going to the abber ones more to see bats in the crypt. On our walk towards the manor house again we meet penguins and seals. Now we are in the founders area. In the house there is an aquarium with tropical sea and fresh water fish, like sharks and piranhas. Lets the enter the city of immortals where we se europes largest chinese garden. The first animals we meet are the lesser pandas and some snowleopards. Going a bridge system its the time to see different crane species. Behind the tea house we then find giant pandas, the only ones in Belgium. Then crossing the bridges we enter the lagoon area with flamingos, wallabies and parakeets. In this area we also find squirrel monkeys and the Malaysian tapir. Now entering the land of the origins we firdt meet fur seals and a large aviary for shoe bills. At the giraffes we turn left and have several islands for monkeys, like the ring-tailed lemurs and ruffed lemurs. They are followed by pachyderms, the hippopotamus, white rhino and African elephant. Across we find the lion and the spotted hyena. After the water fals its time to se a savannah with cape buffalos and zebras. Other cats in this area are the cheetahs. They lead us inside the roan of Ganesha, home to Asian elephants. In this area we also find some birds as well as porcupines and Sulawesi macaques. Heading towards the lagoons again we go around the lakes to enter the freezing earth, home to bison, reindeer and prarie dogs. The last area is the valley of the source, home to South American tapirs, owls and birds of prey

DE: Dieser Zoo mitten in der Provinz hat die einzigen Riesen Pandas des landes. Er besticht aber insbesonders durch seine anlegung, hat unter anderem den grössten Chinesischen Garten von Europa aber auch andere grosse tempelanlagen wie dass Ganesch und eines der grössten Kloster von Europa

DK: Denne have midt i provinsen har die eneste kæmpepandaer i Belgien. Det er dog især de armoniske haveanlæg der får denn have til at blive en oplevelse for sig Blandt andet gennem at have Europas største kinesiske have men også gennem de store tempelanlæg som det til Ganesh og en af europas største klostreanlæg
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