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Discussion in 'France' started by Maguari, 16 Sep 2018 at 1:14 PM.

  1. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    ...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