Parco Natura Viva hosts the most important Italian zoological collection. Along the path, divided into geographical areas, you can see the great biodiversity of our planet. A qualified staff of biologists, veterinarians and naturalists takes care of this extraordinary Noah’s ark with over 250 animal species. Endangered species are entrusted to Parco Natura Viva in a range of European projects for protection. The effort of Parco Natura Viva towards animal species extends also to their original habitats working with various organizations to protect them from degradation. The reintroduction in nature of the European bison, of the griffon vulture in addition to the research projects in Madagascar are just a few examples of our commitment to the conservation “in situ”. Since 2004, Parco Natura Viva has been involved in helping the most disadvantaged groups that benefit from the animal-assisted therapy. Parco Natura Viva is part of a European and international large network, aimed at raising awareness among visitors about environmental issues and at training biologists and veterinarians to improve more and more the technical management of the common heritage of wildlife. Your visit is a concrete support activity to everything described above in addition to being an unforgettable experience in contact with animals from all continents.
Dott. Cesare Avesani Zaborra
The link and cooperation with the international network EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) is very strong.
For the management of specimens of endangered species we refer to the EEP (European Endangered species Programme) and ESB (European Studbook) breeding programs.