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“This isn't a zoo...thank goodness”
Review of Le Parc des Felins

Le Parc des Felins
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“This isn't a zoo...thank goodness”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We loved it here. What a great way to see some amazing wild cats, especially the endangered ones which the park is doing lots to try and protect.
The cats have massive enclosures, the White Tigers have such a lot of space you can't even see the fences! All the cats we saw looked happy and relaxed - no pacing!!! I hate to see animals pacing at the fence looking to escape, these cats were lazy, sun lovers - just like my cats at home.
There was some English explanation around the place so you can work out what you're looking at and find out a bit about the animals.
If you venture on to Lemur Island beware of the little blighters - they would spot or sniff a biscuit or a piece of fruit at 100 yards. We saw them stealing out of prams and pockets - but it was funny.
This park obviously cares about the cats. The work it does on conservation and breeding is also excellent.
I'm happy to visit here and to support them.

Visited September 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Great for cat lovers”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

This park was great for a day out, we felt very lucky to see a pride of lions awake and walking around!!
We didn't like the train tour, we expected to see the animals from another side of their enclosures, but instead were shown a video and different prop sets highlighting the different ways in which man destroys the habitats of wild animals. Not what we were expecting at all!
Otherwise well worth a look

Visited August 2012
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Leeds
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“Great for cat lovers”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

My partner and I picked up a flyer for this park from one of the Disney hotels as we hadn't heard of it before. We normally avoid zoos because we don't like to support animals in captivity but after reading reviews everyone said that the cats have very large enclosures and supports conservation, and this was the case when we visited. I'm also a big cat lover so felt I couldn't miss out!
The first cats you see are the big ones; lions, cheetahs, tigers, etc and they all have huge enclosures. Despite this it's not too difficult to spot them, often they were sleeping right by the fences or perched in their little houses. I think there was only one cat we couldn't see (the bobcat), some just took a little more searching than others. I'd much rather it was like this however as it's a more natural environment for them and it's fun trying to spot them. The sand cat enclosure was great, you walk into the centre and see them all around you. They were really animated and there were kittens there too!
We weren't expecting much from the petting zoo but the baby goats were great. They seemed to really enjoy the interaction and they were so cute!
We walked round the whole park in half a day because we were pushed for time, meaning that we didn't visit lemur island or go on the train around the park, but these both looked great. You could easily spend a full day there.
There were however a few animals pacing; one of the tigers was back and forth as was the Siberian Leopard Cat and I felt that some of the smaller cats (Oncillas, Margays, etc) could have done with larger enclosures. Saying this however it seemed that 95% of the cats were contented and I suppose you get pacing behaviour in any kind of captivity. Generally the only other time they seemed agitated is if the males could see the females in their separate enclosures and wanted to get nearer them.
I'd definitely recommend this place as the price was very reasonable and it's a great day out if you're near Disneyland.

Visited July 2012
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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“Went to see cats and played with the goats”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

I went without much expectation and was pleasantly surprised. The park is well laid out and the cats have large enclosures. There is a contact paddock with pygmy goats in and we must have spent 20 minutes just in there.
We were pushed for time so we didn't get to go on the safari ride but it looked good. They also hire out pushchairs and and trolley carts so you don't get yours muddy.

Visited June 2012
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Brilliant! We'll definitely come back!”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

The parc is amazing! It is great fun for young and old children and adults alike! So many cats...some are shy...some are fierce-looking, happy, playful, caring for each other and their babies...the conditions are impressive! even at the cold time cats from the warm countries have a place to warm up...all their special "kennels" are equiped with heating lamps, it was a bit sad to see them all curled up and sleeping instead of running around, but that's understandable! the day we visited was foggy, humid, brrrrrr! I wouldn't mind to join them curling up somewhere by the heater!
the restaurant's food was tasty, well cooked, place is pretty! Highly recommend as a great week-end activity!

Visited February 2012
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