| See wild animals in a natural habitat Bioparc Valencia...it's a wild, wild world! |
Bioparc Valencia, the most modern and avant-garde zoo in Europe, opens its doors and invites you to know some of the most unique nature spaces around the world. Located at the Parque de Cabecera, the zoo takes up a total surface of 80,000 square meters where almost 4,000 animals belonging to 250 different species live. Some of the animals come from the Valencia Zoo, whereas others have been donated to be reproduced by 15 different zoos in Spain, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Germany or the Czech Republic.
The new zoo follows the model of the so-called immersion zoos, in which natural habitats are reproduced down to the last detail so that visitors can enjoy that habitat with the utmost respect for the animals that inhabit it. Bioparc Valencia was created with the goal of engaging visitors in the task of animal preservation, combined with the need to educate visitors in the need to preserve the original ecosystems inhabited by these animal species.
Additionally, Bioparc Valencia has planned the reproduction in captivity of endangered species, while offering visitors an ample didactic experience that underlines the park's commitment to the protection of the environment.
The flora, the landscape and the animals make up an amazing environment reproducing the natural habitats of Equatorial Africa, the wet and dry savannahs, and the island of Madagascar. More than 20,000 square meters remain for future development of areas devoted to the habitats of Asia and the Americas. Visitors can now stroll around antelopes, giraffes and rhinos, visit the prairies where the lion king lives, or take a peek at the gorillas inhabiting the tropical forests. You can even see the hidden lives of termites while strolling around the dens of hyenas and other animals that feed on termites.
Visitors should plan on a visit lasting at least 4 hours. The zoo is open every day Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 or 9 p.m. depending on the season of the year. There is free parking for 800 vehicles, as well as two restaurants and shops.
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46015 Valencia (España)
Tourist Office: Plaza de la Reina, 19 - 46002 Valencia Tel. +34 963153931
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