Zoos not only keep animals to give visitors a nice outing, they also want their guests to learn something. The animals do not just represent their wild brethren but also form the connection to their original habitats (biotopes) and the plants and animals that occur there.
Burgers' wants to let its visitors enjoy the sometimes amazing and always fascinating nature by presenting the animals in their natural habitat as much as possible. When visitors get that feeling of amazement an important goal of Burgers' has been reached and its second goal, actively contributing to the protection of nature and the environment, will be a step closer.
In addition, a zoo is an ideal place to further your knowledge in the biology of all those animals (and plants). The basic information for this anyone can get from the information boards at the accommodations, but there are many more possibilities. For instance, there are exhibits, tours, lectures, lessons and practical work and subscribers get a free bi-monthly magazine in which current events are listed with some interesting background information.
So education does not only take place in a classroom! The entire park is engulfed in it. The modern way the park is shaped with its realistic living environments and eco-displays, is the best possible way to get anyone acquainted with the animal and its natural habitat.