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“Half the park excellent, half the park poor”
Review of Le Monde Sauvage

Le Monde Sauvage
Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Aywaille
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Having paid 19euro each plus another 3 euro to park the car we expected more than we found. Studying animal management at university we usually incorporate an animal themed day to our holidays.

The drive through Safari followed tracks with large pot holes and was really only suitable for 4 wheel drives - I have driven on better farm tracks. You follow a queue of cars around and at times feel obliged to drive on with a car close up your bumper. It is the first safari I have driven on where they allow you to have the windows open - the zebras have become tame and come over to the car looking for food and allow you to stroke them.

Walking round the main zoo some of the enclosures have a very old feel about them - the big cats are all in very small enclosures with a metal table like structure for them to lie on. There is no enrichment in the cages and some of the animals are pacing and showing distressing stereotypical behaviours.

In contrasts the Birds of Prey and Monkeys are in a newer part of the zoo which is laid out with ample space and is enjoyable to walk around.

I truly hope all the animals will be moved into larger enclosures - with all that they charge for an entry fee they should have ample funds to be able to do so.

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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Wen't here with easter break, didn't expect too much, but wow! It really was a fun day out! The first part really is like a safari, be careful when you go with your own car: the animals really get close, we've seen the big five without going to Africa, Really took the best pictures. After this drive through safari you get to the park that's more like a zoo, but still great. Loved the bird show with falkons and eagles, impressive.
The restaurant is a bit strange and the sea lion- show is in for an update. Liked the parrot show, loved the whole entourage.
We had a lovely day!

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