Caravella Zoo, short for Port de Caravella Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary, is a zoo on the edge of the Kronenbourg park in Port de Caravella. The zoo is the only zoo in the Principauté de Caravella-Guatalaga. Caravella Zoo also ownes and operates the Port de Caravella Aquarium, which is located in the new suburb called 'Nouvelle'. Tickets bought at the zoo are therefore also valid at the aquarium and vice versa.
The Port de Caravella Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), the International Species Information System (ISIS), and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
Inspired by a 1908 visit to the Hamburg Zoo, the founder of the Caravella Zoo, Albert Gassin, envisioned a zoo based on the bar-less concept. Gassin shared his vision with the ruling prince at that time, Prince Phillipe IV de Caravella, who granted Gassin 20 acres of land on the hillside at the northern edge of what is now Parque Kronenbourg. The Caravella Zoo was officially opened on 5 October 1916.
The zoo has 2 entrances: the main entrance includes a parking lot and bus station, is located at Rue de Conil. The second, smaller, entrance can be reached by climbing the stairs that connects Kronenbourg park to the zoo. The zoo has a restaurant, zoo shop, lookout tower, information centre, several eating areas and a playground.
Apart from being a zoo, the Caravella Zoo also is the home of the Wildlife Sanctuary.
Zoo Friends offers support in form of volunteers and fund raising for both Port de Caravella Zoo and the Port de Caravella Aquarium. Members are offered behind-the-scenes experiences at the zoo and unlimited zoo entry. Members are also eligible to volunteer to help at the zoo.
@JP Schriefer @mike_oxlong @Akallan @GoKingsGo @RandyE @TekindusT @BLANKBLANK @Takingyouthere: Thanks to all of you for the nice comments on the previous Nouvelle update.
@_Michael: The platforms are props by Working Man Productions, not sure which file, but have a look around on his website: http://workingman-productions.co.uk. The bollards are just props.
@kschmidt: Although I like the Sky Tower building, i'll stick to the Euromast one (just to have some Dutch buildings in the city ;-)
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