Nearly 50 years of development
GIVSKUD ZOO has been passing on information and letting visitors experience animals at close hand for nearly 50 years. GIVSKUD ZOO first opened in 1969 and was originally known as the Lion Park since the only residents were lions. Since then, many new animals have been introduced and the park is now home to some 50 different species.
Profits are not the goal
GIVSKUD ZOO is one of just eight zoos in Denmark to have been recognised by the State. These zoological institutions are all non-profit-making and adhere to a set of ethical rules which prescribe that their aims are as
- Education and the dissemination of information
- The conservation of endangered species
Duties of a modern zoo
GIVSKUD ZOO was officially recognised by the State in 1989, and today it is a modern zoo with all the duties and obligations this entails. The park’s main objectives are the dissemination of information, the conservation of endangered species and research – all in a recreational environment which allows visitors to experience the animals in a relaxed setting.