Zoo La Boissiere du Dore, La Boissiere du Dore

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At Zoo La Boissiere du Dore, see the oldest breeding male orangutan in the world, appropriately named Major. He was brought to the zoo in 1989 with a partner, Manis. This partnership was a great success and, as of 2013, the zoo has the largest population of orangutans in Europe. In fact, it is notable for its primate collection, complete with the apes known as magots and lemurs that climb through carefully maintained jungle environments. View the primates in well-crafted enclosures that give you a sense of their original habitats. Take a look at our La Boissiere du Dore itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Zoo La Boissiere du Dore and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Zoo of average size but very nice. Time to visit 3 h by taking his time and with shows. We saw all the animals and shows. The mini farm is great for children.
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  • Believe that this zoo was designed first for them, Let's enjoy also, the course is very well studied, well done
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  • Small family visit in this zoo, which turned out to be friendly, informative, and very friendly. We enjoyed the diversity of the animals and the quality of care that receive them. The possibility to get in touch with small monkeys, lemurs and small farm animals. Our children loved.
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  • Good zoo offering fairly decent enclosure for animals and good for viewing. Very good daily birdshow and also has feeding times for all animals. Recommend a visit.
  • A great day had by all, lots of animals, signs in English as well as French. Really helpful staff.
  • Easy access,free parking, food is nice & cheap,..lot of animals to see & show with the bird,very good
  • Lot of attraction closed....
  • Enjoyable day out,
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