Special places, special holidays
If you choose Andalusia and Costa del Sol as your holiday destination, make sure that you don’t miss the Fuengirola Zoo. The zoo patiently waits for its visitors in the center of the town, where the employers have beautifully managed to recreate the natural habitat of hundreds of endangered species. It is children who especially love this place, but adults learn to love it too once they cross the zoo’s doorstep.
How the zoo appeared
The history of the Fuengirola Zoo starts in the 1970s, when it was just an ordinary zoo, with a lot of necessities. Once 1998 came, Rain Forest took the control of the zoo and decided to transform it into just one ecosystem, a subtropical one, as the area covered by the zoo didn’t permit a higher number of ecosystems. Their result is amazing: the natural habitat of hundreds of species from Madagascar, Equatorial Africa and even Southeastern Asia was so well recreated that they even have caves, waterfalls and valleys.
The zoo hosts a lot of endangered species and the employers are very dedicated to their work of helping these endangered species to survive. A great work has been done with the chimpanzees. Back in the 1970s, when the conditions in the zoo were not some of the best, chimpanzees had a problem breeding successfully. Now that the conditions in the zoo are so close to those of their natural habitat, many baby chimpanzees were born, for the excitement of children and their parents who absolutely adore them. However, not only do chimpanzees breed successfully, but also species from Madagascar like lemurs, the tigers from Sumatra and the orangutans.
Inside the zoo
When you take your first step into the zoo, someone will take a picture of you, so that you have it as a memory. You will immediately feel like you're inside an Asian or an African tropical rainforest: the noises, the sounds, the trees, and the animals will make you really feel like you are in the middle of nature. You’ll have the chance to see some amazing animals and birds, such as the Sumatran tiger, the friendly lemurs, the funny Orangutans who recently had a baby, Nile crocodiles and flamingos. If you visit the zoo in the warm evenings of July or August, you can have a delicious African meal, accompanied by traditional music and dancing. Enjoy Fuengirola Zoo!