Our animals are the ambassadors of their wild cousins. We have made the choice to present rare and endangered species, or belonging to vulnerable environments, to demonstrate the complexity of their survival in the wild.
Born in captivity, these animals benefit from all the attention of our staff. Each day, our animal attendants and veterinaries make everything to ensure their well being through a balanced diet, medical care, maintenance and enrichment of the parks.
International expert committees carry out the management of our captive animals. They advise us on the animals’ biology, nutrition, reproduction, transport. The rarer the species, the higher the surveillance. Forty of the presented species are affected by European Programs of Population Management (EEP) that ensure their long-term survival in captivity. Animals are not captured in the wild or bought anymore, but they are part of collection planning programs between the zoos members of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). All are registered on the ISIS database (International Species Inventory System). And for some of them, their reintroduction in their natural environments was made possible.
BIOPARC de Doué la Fontaine is a member of the following associations and institutions:
AFdPZ : Association Française des Parcs Zoologiques - www.afdpz.org
EAZA : European Association of Zoos and Aquaria - www.eaza.net
WAZA : World Association of Zoos and Aquaria - www.waza.org
ISIS : International Species Information System - www.isis.org