450 animals and more than 100 different species.


De Zonnegloed is a new and dynamic wild animal sanctuary founded in April 2011. They now house over four hundred animals, including one hundred different species, and provide lifetime care to all animals that come to them. Most of the animals brought to the sanctuary have been rescued from appalling captive conditions elsewhere – be it in private ownership or from zoos and circuses. De Zonnegloed focuses its efforts on educational programmes – especially for younger people of school age – with a strong message of animal welfare and protection. Activities include school day trips and longer term stays for older students at the facilities on-site accommodation. Members of the public are also able to visit the sanctuary where they are abel to learn about the stories of the animals living at the sanctuary and about what they can do prevent more animals being held in poor conditions in the future.