Still going strong after 163 years! The Antwerp Zoo is one of the oldest and most famous zoos in the world. The buildings are home to more than 950 species and 5 000 animals. The Antwerp Zoo has developed an international reputation because of its participation in international breeding programmes for threatened species, such as the okapi, the bonobo, the Golden Lion Tamarin and the Congo peacock. The beautiful, distinctive buildings and garden have been classified Its location - originally just outside the city walls, now an oasis of peace in the heart of the city, next door to Central Station - is typical of its nineteenth-century origins.