Animals & science
ZOO Science highlights the expertise and scientific research of Antwerp ZOO and Planckendael ZOO. Science practiced and applied in our zoos, but also in our research stations abroad, in our lab, under our supervision in universities and, above all, in our zoological research centre the Centre for Research and Conservation (CRC). Since the official start in 2000 the CRC has grown into one of the most advanced zoological research centres worldwide. We aim to create a sustainable back-up population in zoos and we focus on nature conservation in general by focussing on animal welfare, breeding programmes and basic zoology research.