Wildlands, also known as Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, is a zoo in Emmen, the Netherlands. It opened in March 2016, replacing the Emmen Zoo.[1][3] Wildlands is an adventure theme park with four main areas: Jungola, Serenga, Nortica and Animazia.

Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen
Entrance during twilight
Date opened25 March 2016
LocationEmmen, the Netherlands
Land area22 hectares (54 acres)[1]
No. of animals7,000[1]
Annual visitors1.3 million (2016)[2]
MembershipsEAZA, NVD
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[4] 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.[5]

List of attractions

NameManufacturerModelOpenedStatusAreaOther statistics
Arctic 1Vekoma4D Simulator Ride2016OperatingNortica
  • Duration (pre show): 3:00 minutes
  • Duration (ride): 4:30 minutes
Rimbula RiverMack RidesBoat Ride2016OperatingJungola
  • Duration: 9:00 minutes
  • Length: 984.25 ft (300.00 m)
  • Speed: 1.24 mph (2.00 km/h)
Serenga SafariUnknownTruck Ride2016OperatingSerenga
  • Duration: 7:00 minutes
  • Length: 1,788 ft (545 m)
Terra ExplorerUnknownUnknown2016OperatingNorticaUnknown
TweestrydVekomaJunior Boomerang Coaster2018OperatingSerenga
  • Duration: 1:05 minutes
  • Length: 715.2 ft (218.0 m)
  • Height: 65.6 ft (20.0 m)
  • Speed: 37.3 mph (60.0 km/h)

List of animals

Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen has at least 80 types of animals, as of 2018.

African spurred tortoiseAnimazia
Anglo-Nubian goatSerenga
Asian elephantJungola
Asian small-clawed otterJungola
Atlas mothJungola
Bactrian camelSerenga
Bali mynaJungola
Ball pythonJungola
Black-capped squirrel monkeyJungola
Black-headed spider monkeyJungola
Black pond turtleJungola
Black ratNortica
Black-tailed prairie dogSerenga
Blue wildebeestSerenga
California sea lionNortica
Cameroon sheepSerenga
Chinese alligatorJungola
Coconut lorikeetJungola
Common dwarf mongooseSerenga
Common ostrichSerenga
Common rain frogJungola
Crested partridgeJungola
Dwarf crocodileJungola
Emerald tree monitorJungola
Forest hinge-back tortoiseJungola
Greater rheaSerenga
Giant African millipedeJungola
Giant African snailJungola
Grant's zebraSerenga
Great grey owlNortica
Green sea turtleAnimazia
Hamadryas baboonSerenga
Helmeted guineafowlSerenga
Humboldt penguinNortica
Java sparrowJungola
Kissing gouramiJungola
Lar gibbonJungola
Leafcutter antJungola
Long-tailed glossy starlingJungola
Luzon bleeding-heartJungola
Madagascar day geckoJungola
Madagascar hissing cockroachJungola
Miniature donkeySerenga
Miniature ZebuSerenga
Menelaus blue morphoJungola
Mexican redknee tarantulaJungola
Naked mole-ratAnimazia
Ocellaris clownfishAnimazia
Owl butterflyJungola
Poison dart frogJungola
Polar bearNortica
Red-bellied piranhaAnimazia
Red lionfishAnimazia
Reticulated pythonJungola
Ring-tailed lemurJungola
Rodrigues flying foxJungola
Rothschild's giraffeSerenga
Sea urchinAnimazia
Seven-spot archerfishJungola
Snowy-crowned robin-chatJungola
Snowy owlNortica
South American fur sealNortica
Superb starlingJungola
Swamp wallabySerenga
Victoria crowned pigeonJungola
Village weaverSerenga
White rhinocerosSerenga


  1. "Koning Willem-Alexander opent Wildlands Adventure Zoo in Emmen". Blik op nieuws (in Dutch). 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  2. Dagblad van het Noorden (2 January 2017). Wildlands haalt 1,3 miljoen bezoekers. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. "Dierenpark Emmen wordt Wildlands Adventure Zoo". Telegraaf (in Dutch). 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. Installatie Journaal (16 February 2016). Grootste overdekte tropische kas van Europa. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  5. Wildlands: Animazia. Retrieved 23 April 2017.

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