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Festive days 2019

12/11/2018|Events|

In 2019, magic days will make you cross an unforgettable moment in the zoo: tales, make-up, meetings... March 5th and 6th, 2019 : CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS Come to discover unusual animals! May 1st and 2nd, 2019 : SPRING CELEBRATION Welcome [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]