Background of the animals
The animals at AAP have different backgrounds: they come from the circus, have been used as ‘photo models’ to take pictures with tourists or lived for years as pets. Many of these animals have also been traded illegally: they have been taken from their natural habitat, smuggled into Europe and then sold to private individuals or circus owners.
AAP also takes in laboratory animals and animals from zoos that the authorities have to close down or whose animals have been confiscated. This happens for example in zoos where the care for the animals is substandard.
Every year, hundreds of animals stay at AAP’s two rescue centres. About half of the animals are apes, such as the chimpanzee, baboon or the Barbary macaque. The other half consists of other species of exotic mammals, such as the tiger, lion, raccoon, coati, (silver) fox, serval and many other species.
Questions & answers - Animals at AAP
At AAP we have several departments where we take care of the animals. Each department is specially designed for the species that live there. For example, we have a special department for the chimpanzees and for the big cats. This way the animals can live together with their own kind and we can give them the best care. In the overview below you can see where we take care of the different species: in the Netherlands, Spain or both locations.
Want to know more? Click on the different categories below and learn more about the animal departments at AAP.
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(such as Barbary macaques,
long-tailed macaque, and
(such as lions, tigers
(such as raccoons, servals,
tenrecs, common marmoset
and silver foxes)