Outplacement

A new home

When the animals have fully recovered, they are ready for outplacement! We are in contact with hundreds of animal parks in Europe. Of course, we only outplace animals in parks that can guarantee good accomodation and care for our animals.

The animals get a nice home where they can stay for the rest of their lives. At the same time, the shelter creates space for other animals in need.

Some animals go directly after their quarantine period to an outplacement address, other animals stay at AAP for years. On the one hand because they need more time to recover, on the other, because we cannot always find a suitable outplacement address immediately.

The likelihood of a successful outplacement depends on several factors:

  • The species: some species fit better in zoos than others.

  • The group size: it is easier to outplace larger groups than small ones.

  • The care needs of an animal: some animals need a little more attention than usual and an outplacement address must be able to provide that.
Lion Reza had to live in a circus wagon for years. At AAP he was able to recover. Reza now has a beautiful home in a Spanish animal park.
Five former circus tigers were outplaced in 2018 to an animal park in England, where they can enjoy a dignified life.
A group of four chimpanzees found a new home in a beautiful zoo in Macedonia's Skopje
The wild raccoons that are taken in at AAP get a nice home with one of our outplacement partners. Here they can live safely.
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Questions & answers - outplacement

AAP is a rescue center and therefore a temporary address for the animals. If we outplace our animals to our partners they usually get a more spacious home with more facilities and can stay there for the rest of their lives. At the same time there is room at AAP for other animals in need!

Unfortunately, this is almost never possible. Many animals can no longer manage to live independently in the wild due to their past.
Yes, some animals are too old or have difficulty in getting along with other animals. In these cases we are t already happy that they can manage to co-exist well here together with one companion. Also former laboratory animals that are infected with for example HIV (chimpanzees and Javanese monkeys) will stay at AAP for the rest of their lives.
When the animals have recovered sufficiently physically and mentally and the group of animals is stable in terms of dynamics.

AAP has built a worldwide network of contacts with a large number of zoos, reserves, wildlife parks. For example we work together with zoos that are affiliated with EARS, (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria).

Outplacement partners are screened by AAP. We look at their working methods (animal management, breeding, euthanasia policy, education, public safety), animal care, mission and vision and the use of animals in public presentations. AAP also consults independent experts and other sources for reference. In addition, AAP does additional personal site inspections on a regular basis.
Certainly. The animals always remain the property of AAP and we keep in close contact with the outplacement partners, so we know how the animals are doing.