Bioparc Valencia

http://www.bioparcvalencia.es

This park offers the chance to immerse yourself in a range of natural habitats and to experience the sensation of being a part of your surroundings together with the animals that live there.

Bioparc is one of the new generations of zoos in which the barriers between visitors and the animals seem to disappear. It recreates the various wild environments in a highly natural way and with particular attention on the vegetation, in order to encourage the complete and total integration of the animals.

On your visit you'll see a vast savanna inhabited by antelopes, giraffes and rhinoceros, you'll discover hyenas' dens, walk amid buffaloes and leopards, go deep into a dense forest where gorillas roam, and follow elephants' trails.

What's more, a range of different activities are scheduled throughout the day, including bird and mammal exhibitions, films about the zoo's animals and storytelling sessions.





Madrid Zoo Aquarium

http://www.zoomadrid.com

This is one of the most important zoos in Spain, and offers visitors the chance to take a tour of the fauna from various continents through over 2,000 animals.

It contains popular animals such as giant pandas and koalas, and each facility is specially designed to adapt to the different species. The Aquarium comprises 35 tanks and various notable species on display such as the bull shark, while the Dolphinarium stages various spectacular shows starring dolphins. The Aviary is home to birds of prey and exotic species flying free. The exhibition 'Mysterious Nature' features smaller vertebrates and poisonous snakes, and the area known as the 'Little Farm' is the ideal place for young children to have fun while they learn.

The Madrid Zoo Aquarium organizes numerous activities for the younger members of the family including workshops where they can interact with animals (elephants, kangaroos, sleeping with sharks…), exhibitions and educational talks.





Loro Parque

http://www.loroparque.com

This is one of the most famous animal parks in the Canary Islands, and has the largest collection of parrots in the world.

It was founded in 1972 as a refuge for parrots and has since become one of the Canary Islands foremost tourist attractions. It covers an area of 135,000 m² and features an aquarium and the space entitled Naturavision, as well as a wide variety of animals such as dolphins, sea lions, gorillas, chimpanzees, penguins and killer whales.

It is also home to a realistic reproduction of various natural habitats, with original spaces such as 'Planet Penguin', housing an iceberg with over 200 penguins. Loro Parque also offers the chance to enjoy shows such as 'OrcaOcean', where visitors can watch performances by killer whales, and to stroll on paths through lush vegetation where you can see birds from all over the world.

One of its latest attractions is 'Katandra Treetops', a journey to Australia featuring bridges suspended from the treetops and paths through the jungle where you can see a range of exotic birds.





Barcelona Zoo

http://www.zoobarcelona.cat/es/inicio/

Located in what is known as the 'green lung' of the centre of Barcelona, the Zoo first opened its gates in 1892. It is home to 4,000 animals from over 400 species.

The Zoo's facilities reproduce the natural habitat of the animal species that live in it. The area known as the El Palmeral (palm grove) houses a variety of macaws, parrots and parakeets. The Aviary contains birds from tropical forests all over the world, while 'Land of Dragons' offers the chance to see the Komodo dragon.

The Zoo is also home to the Gorilla Space, the Terrarium (with reptiles and amphibians from all over the planet), Aquarama (where visitors are treated to underwater view of marine dolphins), the Gallery of the Titís (Tamarin monkeys), and the Zoo Farm.

It also offers everything necessary to ensure a great day out (restaurants, tourist train, electric cars, picnic area…) and organises activities for families and for children, in addition to courses.





Cabarceno Wildlife Park

http://www.parquedecabarceno.com/

This nature reserve is in a man-made setting created on a karstic landscape on 750 hectares of an old open-cut mine.

Conceived with the purpose of educating, promoting cultural and scientific knowledge, and for recreation, it has become one of Cantabria's most popular tourist attractions. It is home to about 100 animal species from the five continents, which can be seen practically in the wild, as they are housed in large areas in completely natural settings.

The circuit is designed to offer a sighting of all the animals, and features 20 kilometres of roads which enable visitors to reach all the park's large enclosures both on foot and by car, with views of beautiful gorges and peaceful lakes on the way. It also has an environmental classroom and a reptile house with numerous varieties of snakes.

There are several car parks, recreational areas, picnic areas, viewing points, botanical routes, restaurants, children's play park.





Bioparc Fuengirola

www.bioparcfuengirola.es

This is a zoo in which the animals live side-by-side in a recreation of their natural habitat in order to promote their development. It has three different areas: Madagascar, Equatorial Africa and South-east Asia.

A tour around the facilities of Bioparc Fuengirola will allow you to enjoy the experience of zoo immersion (submerging yourself completely in the animal's own environment), where vegetation and water elements are constant features of the landscape.

You'll have the chance to see numerous species of birds, mammals and reptiles such as the Nile crocodile, gorillas, servals… In the Madagascar area there is also a replica of a baobab (one of the largest artificial trees in the world).

It offers exhibitions (in order to learn more at first-hand about the lifestyle of mammals such as armadillos, coatis, raccoons and otters, as well as birds such as the hornbill, the black vulture and kookaburras from Australia), and it also has a shop, children's area and restaurant area.


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