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“Passed a couple of hours”
Review of Bioparc Fuengirola

Bioparc Fuengirola
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Fuengirola
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bioparc Fuengirola champions a new model of park based on respect for nature and the preservation of natural species, a model which has already established itself as a flagship for Europe. What Bioparc Fuengirola represents is a different concept of park, a zoological park where animals live side-by-side, recreating their natural habitats, under the concept zoo-imersion. The park is home to more than 200 species, the most of them endangered or already have the risk to be endangered .Bioparc Fuengirola take them in programs to promote and guarantee the surviving of the specie. At the same time that Bioparc makes this job, visitors have the chance to discover such exclusives and uniques species like Sumatra Tiger, just there is 300 freedom specimen or Roloway monkeys, the only ones in Spain and ones of the 28 specimen that exist in captivity round the world That's why the park is one of the best parks in Europe and visit the Costa del Sol has the idea in itself of visiting this amazing park. Take breath inside of tropical forests and catch the chance to fall in love one more time with Costa del Sol with Bioparc Fuengirola.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

For those who look for the zoo, this is not really a zoo as we know it, there were no elephants, giraffes etc but there were a lot of insects.. it is quite small, you could easily get around it in an hour. We had a 2 1/2 year old with us and she loved it although she did ask about elephants lol not really for older children, they would be bored.. park is clean and really well kept and the animals look well cared for.

Thank CathyOB
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

All of our 5 people group enjoyed the park. It was the best zoo I've visited. We thought animals had pretty good conditions. Of course there should be more room for them, but at least everything looked clean and nice. I recommend you should go there right away in the morning when animals are not yet taking nap. At 13 o'clock there were a show that was nice also, not any spectacle but nice to see. gave a good feeling.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Small zoo located at the heart of Fuengirola town. As the zoo is really in the middle of the urban town the space available is very constrained and the animals don't have too much space for themselves. This manifest in as the stress behavior especially for the big cats and during our visit the leopard was pacing very nervously back and forth in it's cage. Also one of the chimpanzees had a lump in it's face, whether the tumor is harmless one cannot tell, but it certainly didn't look very nice.
The water pools in the park are crowded with fish and not all of them are feeling well either. One particular godlfish apparently had a very severe tumor that was twisting it's spine making it's swimming to look a very painful deed.
One of the deers also had recently given birth to a fawn and the fawn was so weak that it barely could stay on it's feet to suck milk from the dam.
Seeing such things is a zoo really makes one question whether the zoo operation can be ethically justified. I do hope that the zoo really takes good care for the animals although there is the cloud of doubt hanging over this one after what I saw.
On the positive side the smallness of the zoo makes it suitable even for small children to visit as they don't have to walk around miles to see everything.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Amazing place right in the centre of town. Quite expensive but really worth the money considering what they are doing with the park. We arrived about 8.30pm and it was feeding time.
Very good idea to open till midnight in July and August as it gets less busy/hot.
Lots to see :-)

Thank lulu1172
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

if you are staying in fuengirola it takes 40 minutes to walk to from the hotel florida spa. don`t bother going with the reps. 15 euros entry per person. Brilliant day out, very informative and the meerkats are stars. Excellent day out

Thank tracey j
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