Close to the beaches of the Charente-Maritime, on the stretch of coastline known as the ‘Côte de Beauté’, and only a few dunes away from the seaside resort of Royan, is one of Europe’s most well-known zoological parks, the La Palmyre Zoo.
The Zoo offers visitors the opportunity to observe more than 1600 animals from all the continents… Asian Elephants, polar bears, orang-utans from Borneo, lemurs from Madagascar and flamingos from the Caribbean are housed close to small Nepalese pandas and African zebras.
As you walk along the shady pathways which meander across the 18 hectare pine forest site, you will encounter 1600 animals from 115 different species, each one housed in a habitat designed to ensure that it perfectly suits the animals’ needs.
Every year the zoo records between 200 and 300 births. This success is due to the careful monitoring of animal reproduction and the high level of attention and care given to the nutrition and well-being of the animals.
The La Palmyre Zoo also plays an important role in the safeguarding of critically endangered species by participating in 40 European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP), 17 European Studbook programmes (ESB) and by financing several species conservation programmes in the field around the world (orang-utans in Borneo, calaos in Thailand, gorillas in Gabon, blue-eyed lemurs in Madagascar, penguins in South Africa, golden lion tamarins in Brazil etc.)
6, avenue de Royan
17570 LES MATHES
Tél : 08 92 68 18 48