Parco Zoo Falconara is open:
from April to September every day from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm
March and October is closed on tuesday from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm
February and November only Sunday (weather permitting) from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
January and December is closed
The ticket office closes 60 minutes before the closure of the park.
Monday 28th March, Easter Monday was an emotional day for the visitors to Falconara Zoo thanks to the birth of a baby camel ((Camelus bactrianus).
Mother Clara, not bothered about the amount of visitors present at the zoo there to enjoy Easter Monday in the open air, decided that the time was right, and after a gestational period of 12-13 months, she gave birth to her little one. Angelo is his name.
Many visitors stayed in front of the enclosure for a long time, to see him take his first steps and watch his parents take care of him.
Angelo will be breastfed for about a year, the necessary time to form his distinctive humps, important reserves of fat, of which he is without at the moment.
We have a new arrival at the zoo........ this time from the Zebra family.
The Zebra that are at Falconara Zoo belong to the Equus burchelli species, they have a particular mane, formed by large black and white stripes that reach their stomach, with areas of a brownish shade.
The new arrival, its sex still unknown, managed to stand up a few minutes after being born, and was ready to run along with its mother 30 minutes later.
The baby Zebra is being constantly looked after and fed and is easily recognizable thanks to its inimitable striped mane. Every Zebra if observed with attention is unique as its mane acts like a ‘fingerprint’, therefore, no two are alike.
A new guest has arrived: Ebbo
Ebbo is 9 years old and is a male Lynx (Lynx Lynx), from Munich Zoo.
He has settled in really well in his new enclosure and is starting to get familiar with Carmen, a 4 year old female, who had already been with us for some time!
Alex and Serena, our young lion couple have become parents. Their family now has three very sweet cubs. Leo, a male and Bea and Zoe the female. Captivity doesn't modify the natural instincts of animals and in fact the new mum is jealously taking care of her little ones which she keeps 'hidden' in the internal part of the enclosure. The cubs are growing well thanks to Serena the lioness. Soon we will be able to see them playing and teasing their dad Alex.
But they aren't the only newborns in the zoo.
Spending a day walking around the zoo it is possible to meet Bella the donkey, Peter, the little goat (both born about a month ago) and all the 'expectant' mums.
We have three new guests: The Callimico
These new animals are three males of 11, 6 and 4 years old and belong to the Callimico species. Goeldi (Callimico goeldii). They come from the Polish zoo, Plock.
These South American monkeys are less than half a metre long (including their tail)
and weigh about 500-600 grams each.
A new area has been created at Falconara Zoo, studied and projected especially for their arrival.
Since 2011 Parco Zoo Falconara has collaborated with Parco Zoo Punta Verde to sustain the project SAVE THE CAISSARA.
Here at Falconara Zoo the campaign has taken place in the Educational Laboratory where, with the help of posters, gadgets, face-painting, masks and lots of other material the educational staff has introduced this South-American primate to its visitors.
It is THANKS to the contribution of all our visitors that for the 2013 season
3.010 euro have been devolved to the SAVE THE CASSARA Campaign.
For further information on this project: http://www.puntaverdeinsitu.org/save_the_caissara.html
With the festive season just over, everyone has received gifts and so have we at Falconara Zoo. At the New Year we had the pleasure of receiving little Cometa, a baby Nyala who is being looked after affectionately by her mum Olga and dad Rukano. Cometa is already taking her first steps under the attentive guard of her parents.
Nyalas (Tragelaphus angasii) are an African antelope that are very deft and good at camouflaging themselves thanks to their striped mane. They are very active in the early mornings and at nightfall, but during the day they prefer to stay in the shade. The differences between the females and males of this species is very evident, the males on reaching their sexual maturity have a dark mane and horns that can be as long as 80 cm.
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