Valencia Bioparc

Coordinates: 39°28′41″N 0°24′25″W / 39.478°N 0.407°W / 39.478; -0.407
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Valencia Bioparc
Valencia, Spain
Land area10 ha (25 acres)
No. of animals4,000[1]
No. of species200[1]
Annual visitors1.5 million[1]
Websitewww.bioparcvalencia.es

Bioparc Valencia is a 10-hectare (25-acre) zoo park in Valencia, Spain.[2] The zoo is owned by the City Council of Valencia and designed and managed by Rainforest (a private Spanish company devoted to building and managing zoos). It has a large collection of African fauna.[3]

Located in Valencia's Turia riverbed, most of the animals moved to the new Bioparc facilities from the old city's zoo when the park opened in 2008.[4]

The concept of the zoo, called Zooimersion in Spanish, consists of immersing visitors into the animals' habitat and not vice versa. This is achieved by not using the traditional railings and cages that are common in many zoos, using instead rivers, ponds, streams and rocks to separate visitors from the animals.[5] Also, great care has been taken in reproducing the eco-systems, including an important collection of African flora.[2][5][6]

The zoo is the birthplace of Makena, the first elephant born in the Valencian Community.[7]

Exhibits

As of 2022:[8]

Sabana
Selva Ecuatorial
Humedales
Madagascar

Gallery

  • Bridge entrance.
    Bridge entrance.
  • Natural settings for the habitats.
    Natural settings for the habitats.
  • A lion resting.
    A lion resting.
  • Elephants with a baby.
    Elephants with a baby.
  • Flamingos habitat.
    Flamingos habitat.
  • Rhinoceros running.
    Rhinoceros running.
  • Lemur in public.
    Lemur in public.
  • Rothschild Giraffe.
    Rothschild Giraffe.
  • Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis).
    Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis).
  • Gorilla
    Gorilla

References

  1. ^ a b c "A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning Your Visit to Bioparc Valencia". Headout Inc.
  2. ^ a b "Step right into the heart of Africa in Valencia's Bioparc". Reality Sense. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Fuengirola Zoo cambia su nombre" (PDF) (in Spanish). Rainforest. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Abre el Bioparc" (in Spanish). Valencia: El Mercantil Valenciano. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  5. ^ a b Velert, Sara. "Valencia abre un zoo sin rejas ni jaulas". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  6. ^ "¿Qué es Bioparc Valencia?" (in Spanish). Bioparc Valencia. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  7. ^ NTC, À Punt (2022-11-09). "Naix el primer elefant "valencià" del Bioparc". À Punt (in Catalan). Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  8. ^ "Habitats - BIOPARC VALENCIA" (in Spanish).

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