He was expected. Here it is finally, after a very long project and an investment of some 4.7 million euros on the site of the enclosure which once housed the elephants. At the heart of the Tête-d’Or Park Zoo, the Asian Forest will open its doors to the public on July 7. Birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and mammals… This is a new site dedicated to welcoming endangered species from Southeast Asia. The ensemble will be able to house 30 species. 25 of them are entering Lyon for the first time.
Designed by ALEP Architects and BASE Paysagistes for the City of Lyon, the immersive site has been designed over an area of approximately 3,000 square meters, for the experience of visitors, young and old, and the protection of biodiversity.
“It takes place within a zoo brought to know new developments”, details the town hall of Lyon which must validate at the next municipal council, on July 8, the reinforcement of actions in favor of animal welfare in this zoo. , one of the last totally free in France.
More room for animals
This plan of one million euros aims in particular to improve reception infrastructures. Starting by taking advantage of the space left free by the animals transferred to the forests of Asia, to enlarge and rearrange the enclosures for those remaining in the area, such as Amur panthers or capuchins. Spaces out of sight will also be designed to promote their tranquility.