Sorry, today’s post was to be about Futuroscope. But as the German Autobahn is difficult to traverse, we were stuck in traffic for hours. We missed dinner at our hotel in Groningen, and are now watching the UEFA European soccer cup with a glass of wine, after traveling Sandefjord-Groningen in one long haul. 😣 So, you’ll have to stay tuned until tomorrow to read about Futuroscope. Sorry about that! 😏⚽️☀️
Founded in 1961, the Bioparc is home to more than 1 000 animals from 123 different species.
41 of these species are on the IUCN’s Red List of threatened species (International Union for Conservation of Nature), classified such as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered. Nine of the species belong to this last group, which lists the most endangered species in the world. The other species of the Bioparc are amongst the Near Threatened or Least Concern group. Thirty-six of the species benefit from European programmes of population management (EEP) that ensure their long-term survival in captivity.
The Bioparc attracts approximately 200 000 visitors each year. It is situated in a troglodyte environment and covers 38 acres. It offers two geographically organised levels, based around islands and vast animal spaces.The Bioparc offers different types of activities. E.g. You can spend a day with one of the zookeepers and get up close to the animals. There is a gift shop with fair trade products, as well as snack bars, and The Giraffe Camp restaurant.
The Bioparc mission:
Our French home is situated in the northern part of Deux-Sèvres, actually just a couple of hundred metres south of Maine-et-Loire.
This summer we want to highlight some of the amazing things you can see and do in our “neighbourhood”, one tip each day. France is so much more than Paris and the Côte d’Azur!
So stay tuned…