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Domaine de Pescheray Domaine de Pescheray

Discussion in 'France' started by Maguari, 16 Sep 2018.

  1. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

    12 Oct 2007
    Chesterfield, Derbyshire
    ...or Zoo de la Domaine de Pescheray, or Zoo de Pescheray (they seem to use the names in rotation).

    Visited this collection in June - it's basically a Wildpark that defines its scope as the wildlife 'of Europe and of France' - the latter technicality allowing them to display species from French Guiana and Mayotte as well as metropolitan France and the rest of Europe. I don't think anything completely breaks the theme - though there are some 'European' species that only occur(red) as introductions (Red-necked Wallaby the most tenuous, but also Northern Raccoon etc).

    There are some very nice rarities dotted around, including Pyrenean Chamois, Beech Marten, Crab-eating Raccoon, Tayra and Brown ('Mayotte') Lemur, and a very pleasant wooded site - the enclosure are mostly typically non-architectural Wildpark enclosures.

    Photos are here: Domaine de Pescheray | ZooChat