The animals of the Park

Are Park is home to over 650 animals native to our continent living in their natural environment! Venture into a haven of peace and quiet, with lush landscapes… And discover the only Park in Belgium where you can admire the European Big 5

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  • Brown bear

    The bear is considered as one of the largest land predators. The bear does not fear man, nor does it fear any other animal.

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  • Eurasian lynx

    The lynx is an elusive animal. It looks like a great big cat, but this feline is not easy to approach.

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  • European bison

    The bison has survived the ages. It has fascinated prehistoric man, who tried to capture its impressive curves over and over again with rudimentary cave drawings.

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  • Grey wolf

    Since time immemorial, the wolf has fascinated mankind. For a long time, wolves were persecuted. It is only in the late 20th century that the desire to protect wolves appears.

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  • Wolverine

    Under the wolverine’s cute cuddly bear exterior, lies a ferocious animal, strong and powerful which is why it is nicknamed “the terror of the Great White North”.

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  • Arctic fox

    The Arctic fox is a cousin of the red fox, but has a thicker, denser fur. Arctic foxes have seasonal camouflage, and their fur changes colour to match the seasons.

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  • Aurochs

    In the early 20th century, two German biologists, the Heck brothers, set upon themselves to recreate the species and managed to create a new species called “Heck cattle”.

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  • Corsican mouflon

    The mouflon is a wild sheep that is thought to be the ancestor of domestic sheep. The rams are horned and the horns – that are usually symmetrical - curve as they grow.

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  • Eurasian eagle-owl

    The Eurasian eagle-owl is the largest nocturnal raptor in the whole of Europe. Its hunting activity is focused in the first few hours after sunset and the first few hours after sunrise.

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  • Great grey owl

    The great grey owl is a nocturnal raptor and is also the largest European owl, with a wingspan of up to 1,50 m.

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  • Griffon vulture

    The griffon vulture is a scavenger vulture: it only feeds off the carcasses of dead animals. By being nature’s cleaning crew vultures prevent the spread of diseases generated by putrefying carcasses.

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  • The Alpine marmot

    The Alpine marmot is a small rodent that lives in the Alpine valleys. It has two pairs of large incisors, on its upper and lower jaw.

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  • White stork

    The white stork is a migratory bird that crosses long distances to winter in Africa. Its wings, with a wingspan of up to a whopping 165 cm, allow it to glide with ease.

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  • 250 hectares

  • 650 animals

  • 36 species

  • Over 2.000 indigineous species of fauna and flora