Since its modest beginnings over 40 years ago, Kristiansand Dyrepark (Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park) has evolved into the largest and foremost leisure park in Norway. In 2010, it attracted almost 760 000 visitors and generated record levels of both sales and profits. In 2010, a spectacular new water park – Badelandet – was opened, the result of more than NOK 100 million of new investment. In 2011 Dyreparken and Badelandet in total had 818 900 visitors. May 25 2012 the pirate village Abra Havn opens with 171 holiday apartmens and a total accommodation capacity of 1100 guests. Dyreparken will then be a full service holiday resort with the Zoo and Amusement Park, the waterpark Badelandet and with the pirate village Abra Havn.
Braganza bought its first shares in Dyreparken in 1996, and completed its acquisition when the company was delisted from the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2004. Dyreparken Utvikling AS (Dyrepark Development) was established in 2007, as a holding company for Kristiansand Dyrepark AS and the various ancillary companies included in the "Dyreparken Group". The park is in an intensive investment phase and is expecting continued strong growth in both revenues and profits. Key individuals in Kristiansand Dyrepark are Gunnar Grosvold, Chairman, Reidar Fuglestad, Group Chief Executive, and Per Arnstein Aamot, Managing Director.