Artis Zoo

Artis was founded on 1 may 1838 by Gerardus Frederick Westerman, JWH Wai Linn and JJ Wijsmuller. The purpose of Artis was to love and care for nature. Artis has over 20 monumental buildings. In the past years Artis also renovated a lot.
Artis owns about 900 animal species. Some of them are very rare, for example, the almost extinct algazellen. Also other rare species such as the sykes monkey and the hamlyn’s monkey can be found in Artis.

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