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Greater rhea

30/01/2018|Animals|

GREATER RHEA Rhea americana This cousin of ostrich is the tallest bird of America. It does not fly but run very quickly and can reach 60 to 80 kph.   WEIGHT : 20 to 30 kg FOOD : fruits, berries, seeds [...]

Festive days 2018

27/01/2018|Events|

In 2018, magic days will make you cross an unforgettable moment in the zoo: tales, make-up, meetings... March 5th and 6th, 2018 : CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS Come to discover unusual animals! April 26th and 27th, 2018 : SPRING CELEBRATION Welcome [...]

Blue-fronted amazon

27/01/2018|Animals|

BLUE-FRONTED AMAZON Amazona aestiva WEIGHT : 300 to 600 g FOOD : fruits, berries, seeds THREATS : deforestation, poaching (for illegal pet trade) ECO-GEST : check the status of animal protection which we wish to acquire, as well as their origin! MORE INFO [...]

Buffon’s macaw

22/10/2017|Animals|

BUFFON’S MACAW Ara ambiguus WEIGHT : 1,2 to 1,4 kg FOOD : Fruits and seeds THREATS : Deforestation, poaching (illegal pet trade, meat and feather). RED LIST : Endangered MORE INFO : Family : Psittacidae Habits : pairs or gregorious Egg-laying : [...]

Hyacinth macaw

22/10/2017|Animals|

HYACINTH MACAW Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus The Hyacinth macaw is the biggest parrot of the world.   WEIGHT : 1,3 to 1,7  kg FOOD : Fruits and seeds THREATS : Deforestation, poaching (illegal pet trade, meat and feather). RED LIST : Vulnerable MORE INFO : Family : [...]

Fouegian steamer duck

22/10/2017|Animals|

FOUEGIAN STEAMER DUCK Tachyeres pteneres This owl his duck cannot fly but it is an excellent diver !   WEIGHT : 3,5 to 7 kg FOOD : seaweeds shellfish, shells, fishes… MORE INFO : Family : Anatidae Habits : pairs Egg-laying : 4 to 11 eggs Incubation : 28 to 40 [...]

Southern Ground Hornbill

22/10/2017|Animals|

SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL Bucorvus leadbeateri WEIGHT : 3 to 6 kg FOOD : Insects, frogs, lizards and small rodents THREATS : Habitat loss and destruction, hunting, collisions with power lines. RED LIST : Vulnerable MORE INFO : Family : Bucorvidae Habits : gregarious Egg-laying : 2 eggs [...]

Capybara

22/10/2017|Animals|

CAPYBARA Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris The Capybara is an excellent swimmer. It’s the biggest rodent in the world !   WEIGHT : 30 to 80 kg FOOD : Plants THREATS : Poaching (meat and skin), habitat destruction (noticeably because of gold washing). ECO-GESTURE [...]

Bush dog

22/10/2017|Animals|

BUSH DOG Speothos venaticus This semi-aquatic canidae dives and swims easily.   WEIGHT : 5 to 7 kg FOOD : birds and rodents MENACES : Poaching. Destruction of its habitat for  livestock and human developpement humain. Diseases transmitted by domestic dogs. MORE INFO : Family : Canidae Habits : pairs Gestation [...]

Burrowing owl

22/10/2017|Animals|

BURROWING OWL Athene cunicularia This owl is the only one of its family to live in underground burrows.   WEIGHT : 120 to 250 g FOOD : insects, small reptiles, ruddents… THREATS : habitat destruction (use of pesticides in agriculture and destruction of burrows), car accidents. [...]

Prehensile-tailed porcupine

22/10/2017|Animals|

PREHENSILE-TAILED PORCUPINE Coendou prehensilis Semi-tree-dwelling, it possesses a prehensile tail, which is as the fifth member to hang on to branches.Its characteristic shout looks like a child’s groan. WEIGHT : 3 to 5 kg FOOD : Fruits, leaves et buds [...]

Kirk’s dik-dik

22/10/2017|Animals|

KIRK’S DIK-DIK Madoqua kirkii The name of this small antelope comes from the alarm cry it emits in case of dangers.   WEIGHT : 3 to 5 kg FOOD : Leaves and fruits THREATS : Poaching. Habitat destruction. MORE INFO : Family : Bovidae Habits : couples Gestation : [...]

Cuban Flamingo

22/10/2017|Animals|

CUBAN FLAMINGO Phoenicopterus ruber ruber Its color comes from seaweed, plankton and small water invertebrate animals’ pigments.   WEIGHT : 2 to 4 kg FOOD : Seaweed THREATS : Pollution ECO-GESTURE : Use eco-friendly products, such as : – sodium [...]

Giant Anteater

22/10/2017|Animals|

GIANT ANTEATER Myrmecophaga tridactyla It uses very  powerful claws to rip ant-hills and defend itself against jaguars.   WEIGHT : 18 to 60 kg FOOD : It can eat 1000 insects a minute thanks to its 65 to 90cm-long tongue. [...]

White-cheeked Gibbon

22/10/2017|Animals|

WHITE-CHEEKED GIBBON Nomascus leucogenys The male gibbon is black and the female is beige.   WEIGHT : 5 to 7 kg FOOD : Fruits THREATS : Poaching (meats, illegal trade commerce and medicine), deforestation (palm oil plantations). RED LIST : [...]