Animals & science
ZOO Science highlights the zoological expertise and scientific research of Antwerp ZOO and Planckendael ZOO. Our research institute, the Antwerp ZOO Centre for Research and Conservation (CRC) uses applied and basic research in zoos and our field stations, in our laboratories, and at universities globally to inform practical zoo husbandry and management and species conservation. Since its inception in 2002, the CRC has grown into one of the most advanced zoo-based research centres worldwide. Focusing our research on animal welfare, population management and basic zoology we aim to contribute to creating sustainable zoo and wildlife populations and to contribute to nature conservation in range countries.