it attracted a great deal of interest. German officers, in civilian clothes, visited the zoo while the Grebbe line was being rebuilt, and were able to establish from the zoo that the Grebberg was a weak spot in the line since the bomb-proof pumping equipment, necessary to inundate the area in the. Dutch Water Line, ran right through the Grebbeberg, on which the zoo was built. Ouwehand, had moved from Rotterdam to Rhenen some years before, to set up a cigar factory there, with his brother.
Je kijkt hier je ogen uit. In the run-up. Hun natuurlijke leefomgeving wordt nagebootst, zodat de beren, die vroeger bijvoorbeeld moesten dansen voor toeristen, weer zoveel mogelijk 'beer' worden. No, Ouwehands Zoo Rhenen is a zoo with modern insights into the environment and education on nature, and a zoo with a function when it comes to preserving endangered species. Despite this, the efforts of the Ouwehand family and staff meant that the Zoo was retuned to its former splendour, and a new period of prosperity dawned. Boekhoorn also began a pursuit to bring giant pandas to the zoo (on loan from China which became reality in 2017.