The Auvergne Animal Park is a zoo with animals in the thematic "Summits of the world". It is located in the Massif Cezallier in Ardes-sur-Couze in the Puy de Dome, 20 minutes away from Issoire and 45 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand. The park is 25 hectares wide, it accommodates nearly 300 animals of more than 50 species from 5 continents. It works for the conservation of local endangered species through its association "La Passerelle".
The park offers a total immersion in nature and in animal world, with its primary goal: "To live a moment of emotion."
The tour takes approximately 2h30 to see the animals, but may extend to all the day by taking advantage of picnic areas and many outdoor games. The park has numerous rest areas, which gives opportunity of enjoying quietly of the environment.
Before all, the objective of the park is about recreating a bridge between Man and Animal Kingdom. It wants to play the role of guardian of the wildlife heritage. Its mission: to contribute to the reproduction of endangered animals or belonging to European breeding programs, EEP. It offers large spaces and promotes the diversity of species in the enclosure in order to emphasize the natural behavior and to facilitate reproduction.
The location is very shady and allows a very pleasant visit.
Access denied to any animal coming from outside the park.
63420 Ardes sur Couze
From the A75, take the exit 15 or 17 at the South of Issoire direction 'Ardes sur Couze' (D214 from Saint-Germain Lembron).
Access from Murol: Department Besse then Compains, 'Saint-Alyre es Montagne' and finally 'Ardes sur Couze'.
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