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Discover the Palmyre Zoo

Zoo at la Palmyre

The Palmyre Zoo, one of the most famous zoos in Europe

During a walk through the shady alleys which cross the 18 hectares of this pine-forest zoo, you can 1,600 animals belonging to 115 different species. Each year, the park records 250 births!

The Palmyre Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in France and has become a must-see in the Poitou-Charentes region.

Founded by Claude Caillé in 1966, every year the La Palmyre zoo attracts more than 700,000 visitors who come to see over 1,600 mammals, birds and reptiles, plus the legendary tigers of the Fort Boyard game. The zoo is now one of the most visited tourist sites in the department of Charente-Maritime.

Each year the park records 200 to 300 births, a success that reflects the care taken to provide the animals in this zoo with appropriate food and the attention paid to their general wellbeing.

The Palmyre Zoo is committed to the conservation of species through international cooperation.

The Palmyre Zoo plays an important role in the conservation of species in danger of extinction. It participates in financing several programs dedicated to this cause, while providing support at a scientific, technical and logistical level (on-site veterinarians, groomers and ethologists, purchase of equipment...).

Today, several in situ conservation programs are the subject of special cooperation measures on the part of the Palmyre Zoo. The aim is to preserve animals whose survival is directly threatened at this point or in the short term, by deforestation, hunting, the expansion of human activities or habitat destruction... The majority of the animals concerned are primates, representing 27% of the species at the zoo, which are among the most endangered animals in the wild.


15km north of ROYAN

ZOO de La Palmyre
B.P. 08
Tél : 05 46 22 46 06
Fax : 05 46 23 62 97
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