Greater rhea


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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 : [...]

Kordofan Giraffe


KORDOFAN GIRAFFE Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum WEIGHT : 800 to 1500 kg FOOD : With no upper incisors, it uses its tongue and lips to feed. THREATS : Poaching, habitat destruction. RED LIST : Critically endangered. ECO-GESTURE : Prefer trips organised [...]

Victoria crowned pigeon


VICTORIA CROWNED PIGEON Goura victoria It is the biggest species of pigeon of the world.   WEIGHT: 1,5 to 2,4 kg Food :  fruits, berries , seeds ans occasionally some invertebrates. THREATS : poaching (for meet and feathers) and deforestation (for palm oil trees [...]

Eclectus parrot


ECLECTUS PARROT Eclectus roratus This species presents a sexual dimorphisme of color, rare in the parrots family: males have a green plumage while the females have a red and blue one. WEIGHT : 350 to 500 g Food :  fruits,  berries et seeds. MORE [...]