Wildlands, also known as Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, is a zoo in Emmen, the Netherlands. It opened in March 2016, replacing the Emmen Zoo. Wildlands is an adventure theme park with four main areas: Jungola, Serenga, Nortica and Animazia.
Entrance during twilight
|Date opened||25 March 2016|
|Location||Emmen, the Netherlands|
|Land area||22 hectares (54 acres)|
|No. of animals||7,000|
|Annual visitors||1.3 million (2016)|
Jungola is jungle-themed and displays butterflies, tropical birds, large reptiles (such as Chinese alligators and pythons), ring-tailed lemurs, lar gibbons, small-clawed otters and Asian elephants. The most prominent feature of Jungola is the indoor tropical rainforest hall Rimbula, which at 18,000 m2 (190,000 sq ft) is the largest zoo jungle hall in the world and the largest greenhouse in Europe. Serenga is the African savanna section and is home to species such as lion, Grant's zebras, Rothschild's giraffes, white rhinoceros and hamadryas baboons, but also Australian red-necked wallabies. Nortica is aimed at cold oceans and is home to polar bear, Californian sea lion, South American fur seal and Humboldt penguin. The final main section, Animazia, is a large indoor playground, but also home to an aquarium with species such as corals, green sea turtles and tropical fish.
List of attractions
|Arctic 1||Vekoma||4D Simulator Ride||2016||Operating||Nortica||
|Rimbula River||Mack Rides||Boat Ride||2016||Operating||Jungola||
|Serenga Safari||Unknown||Truck Ride||2016||Operating||Serenga||
|Tweestryd||Vekoma||Junior Boomerang Coaster||2018||Operating||Serenga||
List of animals
Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen has at least 80 types of animals, as of 2018.
- "Koning Willem-Alexander opent Wildlands Adventure Zoo in Emmen". Blik op nieuws (in Dutch). 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
- Dagblad van het Noorden (2 January 2017). Wildlands haalt 1,3 miljoen bezoekers. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
- "Dierenpark Emmen wordt Wildlands Adventure Zoo". Telegraaf (in Dutch). 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
- Installatie Journaal (16 February 2016). Grootste overdekte tropische kas van Europa. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
- Wildlands: Animazia. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
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