A DAY AT THE VALCORBA PARK

In this short article, I want to propose you a day out of the usual routine to discover the Fauna Park Valcorba. The Park is located in Stroppare (PD), in Via Val Corba 55, in a suburban area surrounded by nature. I decided to spend an alternative day and, although I’m a bit reluctant to go to the zoos, in this park I was able to relax and recreate myself. In fact the Park is a place of excellence in the care and respect of the animals hosted. Its declared mission is the pursuit of research, conservation and education to respect biodiversity.  In fact during the whole visit I was able to observe how the animals moved in the complex and elaborate enclosures, in perfect comfort.

Valcorba Park is part of:

UIZA (Italian Union of Zoos and Aquariums) formed by the best Italian zoos and aquariums, united by the mission to protect animal species at risk of extinction.

EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) formed by zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards for animal welfare, scientific research and public education.

A bit of history of Valcorba Park

The Park opened to the public in 2000 with an extension of 200.000 square meters, with 22.000 plants and hosting 70 different species. All the departments, where they are hosted, can be seen to have been the subject of an in-depth study and some are still in development. Moreover, it is rich in refreshment and picnic facilities, with areas for social and recreational activities. In this sense, the Park is engaged in awareness raising activities for its visitors, with different forms of communication (signs, interactive structures, totems).

Lemure - Valcorba Park
Lemure – Valcorba Park
Lion - Valcorba Park
Lion – Valcorba Park

The Valcorba Park protects endangered species.

The thing that struck me the most was seeing many animal species that I had never seen before, not even on Focus my trusted ally. And seeing that some have been entrusted to the park for the care and survival of endangered species made me much more aware of what we are destroying and how important it is to preserve such beauty is not in our thoughts.

Onyx of Arabia - Valcorba Park
Onyx of Arabia and the European Conservation Programme EEP – Valcorba Park
Onyx of Arabia - Valcorba Park
Onyx of Arabia – Valcorba Park

For this reason Call me Claire advises you to become aware of the world and nature that currently exists but is at great risk of extinction. It is not necessary to go to Africa to understand and become aware of the existence of a biodiversity to preserve and therefore change our behavior.

Claire

Call me Chiara, the idea is to take you with me on my travels and share with you my passions: from hiking in the mountains to days of kitesurfing, from urban cities to forests and all surrounded by the delights of the world.

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