Walk among animals frome Europe, America and Africa. Play among dinosaurs. In the European section you can meet otters and local farm animals. The American section is divided between the Amazon river and the tundra of the north. Meet musc ox, wolverines and playfull monkeys. In the African section you can visit Namibia and the Congo. Meet Gorillas, Rhinos and bongos.
6468 PG Kerkrade
Phone number 045 - 5676070
Opened minimum 10am - 4 pm
For kids there is a petting area and several playgrounds
On February 21, 2001 the name Gaia Park was public released for a thematic planned zoo in Kerkrade.
In December 2003 the construction of the Gaia Park started, Limburg's first major zoo. Experts from Apenheul, an American architectural firm specializing in zoo's and a number of other experts from the zoo world have been involved in designing the new zoo in Kerkrade: the "Gaia Park". The master plan is drawn to be build in two phases. The total cost of the first phase was be over 19 million. This money came from different funds. The zoo opened on April 23, 2005.
In 2007 Gaiapark gets two prizes, the award by Zoosite for best zoo and the ANWB readers voted it the best zoo of the Netherlands. A new play parcours and carousel was built. A scoop as a musk ox is born for the first time in the Netherlands. Work on the rhinoenclosure also begins in 2007
2008 in the spring of that year a brand new house and a new barn opens. They start with two male white rhinos from England and one from the Beekse Bergen. The Cheetahs also get a new residence and bat-eared foxes as well get a spot in the park part called Namibia.
2009 the diodome opens
In 2010 a wolverine is successfully reared for the first time. In addition the very first zebra and gorilla of the zoo sees the life of light. Unfortunately the gorilla dies, but others are born since. The zoo is renamed GaiaZoo
2011 the farm area opens and the bush dogs arrive
2012 the lynx gets its enclosure
2013 a small aquarium opens
2014 the wolves get theire enclosure and the Puna aviary opens
2015 th tapir house opens, giant anteaters arrive
2017 Venezuelan red howler arrive