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La Palmyre Zoo, La Palmyre-Les Mathes

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Seek out the popular scimitar oryx, white rhino, polar bear, or golden lion tamarin at La Palmyre Zoo in the forest of Les Mathes. Covering close to 20 hectares (49 acres), the zoo houses over 1,600 animals from 130 different species, including many exotic and endangered animals. Stroll through 14 gardens. Claude Caille established the zoo in 1966. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, La Palmyre-Les Mathes holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the La Palmyre Zoo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We had an opportunity with my best friend to go there, more than 5 years ago. Since then, we have other needs. I remember the goats who ' have buried because it gave too much to feed the animals. A hilarious moment. Otherwise, well-organized sea lion show. The welcome was excellent and there are many points for a picnic: sometimes in the shade, or in the Sun. Animals in a cage, it's sad to see, but they are apparently well treated. We even had the chance to see a baby born since 1 month. A DO-ABLE! The price of the ticket is affordable so come back several times, no worries. But we largely our dose the day ;) Good visit!
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  • A zoo clean and shaded with lots of animals at a decent rate, but some improvements would be needed. Avoid going there in high season for tourists, a lot of people though we were there early July... this quickly becomes unbearable. Proximity to animals like giraffes or elephants is a plus, it's nice to see them so close and be able to pet them unfortunately many people do not respect the rules... We saw several people give food to the monkeys despite ban posters explaining it makes them sick... all this for a selfie... really lamentable! Some enclosures should be renovated and especially expanded (those felines for example)! However heart for large space monkeys who is really well laid out and where monkeys have space! Another negative point: the toilet to the Turkish. Really not practical particularly with small and for the elderly or pregnant women. In short, a nice visit but a little disappointed.
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  • We visited this zoo in the middle of February. There was almost no one and it was very nice. We have spent a long time observing primates who were inside at the time given. It was superb. Be careful though: at this time of the year cannot have a memory or a drink. The shops in the Park are closed
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  • Hands on experience for children and adults. A whole day spent there is a day well spent. Reasonably priced, free for disabled people. Lacks places to eat your picnic but that really is the only negative. Old and young enjoyed feeding the Giraffes and petting the Rhinos. What more can I say!
  • Visited a few years back, was possibly the best zoo experience I've had. Touched so many different animals and got close to some amazing creatures.
  • Such a massive zoo with lots of different animals to see. The best bit is feeding the giraffes popcorn when you first go in! A great experience.
  • It's the perfect place for all family! Many different animals and you can even touch them)
  • Best zoo I've ever visited! The only zoo where you can see the captivity is doing them no harm and they are happy in their environment!