It’s zoo time at Kolmården Wildlife Park (Kolmårdens Djurpark)!
It’s been years ago since we were at Kolmårdens Djurpark but thanks to the pictures I took, which remind me how scared I was seeing those wild animals in real life. The close encounter was quite an experience to me because it was the first time I saw jungle animals that otherwise, I only got to see in films. There aren’t large zoo’s where I come from but some monkeys, eagles, birds and well, crocodiles.
Kolmården Wildlife Park (Kolmårdens Djurpark) opens daily in spring and summer and on weekends in early fall. It is also open during school breaks. Otherwise it’s closed the rest of the seasons. It was summer when we visited the park and although the weather was nice we desired to drive the car inside while looking on the animals around.
These were the animals we saw through the car. We had to drive slow so as not to scare them. I remember if you didn’t want to take the car inside you’d walk on the bridge and see these animals below. But in 2011 Kolmården opened the Safari that would take the visitors above the animals by a cable car.
Kolmården is Scandinavia’s largest wildlife park. Among other things to see and experience inside are the Marine World, Tiger World, Bamse World, Aparium (Monkey’s place), Birds of prey Show and, of course, the Safari.
Seeing those lions through our car window was really nervous. We drove slowly and carefully though. At Kolmården Wildlife Park you feel like your a guest in the animals’ dwelling place.