Gustaaf Callierlaan 231
Room: Ned Kahn
9000 Gent | Belgium
The history behind the location
The Indian elephant Betsy was a famous inhabitant of the Ghent Zoo
The Zebrastraat is located on land formerly occupied by the Ghent Zoo, which opened in 1851. When the zoo closed in 1905, the land was purchased by the city of Ghent, which used the land to create a new neighbourhood. In recognition of the previous use of the land, several streets in the area were named after animals that were once housed at the zoo, including Elephant Street (Olifantstraat), Tiger Street (Tijgerstraat), Lion Street (Leeuwstraat) and Zebra Street (Zebrastraat).