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Park Natura Viva: photos, description (Parco Natura Viva)

Park Natura Viva is situated on the shores of lake Garda is 18 km from Verona on the hills covered with oak groves. In this breeding centre, the animals that are on the verge of extinction, you can see over a thousand animals from around the world who belong to 280 species. Among them - snow leopards, Amur tigers, maned wolves, spectacled bears, lemurs of Madagascar unique Madagascar predators are the fossa. The Park participates in various international projects aimed at protection of nature and rare species. On account of the "Natura Viva" is a successful return to the wild European bison, Griffon vultures and ibises.

It is in this Park from all over Northern Italy bringing animals confiscated in the attempt of illicit cross-border transportation, as well as wild animals injured by poachers or kids left without parents. Visitors to the Park, paying the entrance ticket, you contribute to the conservation of wildlife and thus help save many animals all over the world.

In addition, in the Park "Natura Viva", you can see full sized models of some animals that existed in the past and lost due to human fault. For example, here is exhibited the effigy of a female of indricotherium, the largest mammal that ever lived on earth.

The history of the Park originated in 1933, when on the shores of lake Garda on the area of 64 hectares was created by the farm Alberto Avesani. Then, in 1969, the door was opened zoo Garda Zoo Park, which could be seen as typically Italian animals and exotic fauna. A few years later to the zoo joined the section dedicated to African mammals and birds, Safari Park, which you can visit without leaving the car. Five years later, the Park came the Aquaterrarium, the Tropical greenhouse and the first Italian Dinosaur Park. Finally, in 1985, was undertaken large-scale reorganization of the whole institution, which resulted in the "Natura Viva" has become not just a venue but an active participant in environmental processes. In 1992 the merits of the Park in this difficult case was recognized at the UN Conference on biodiversity.