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🐘 Garenne Zoo

Address
Route du Bois-Laurent 1 1261 Le Vaud
Phone 1
Keyword
2016 April, 2017 June, Excursions
  • Date de Visite
    05.06.2017
  • Création
    1965
  • Fréquentation
    84'000 (2016)
  • GPS
    46.47795 6.2432

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Garenne Zoo


The Zoo de la Garenne is located on the Vaud Coast in the district of Nyon. It opened for the first time in 1965 and is completely renovated in 2016 when its surface area is increased five times from 6’000 to 30’000 m2 to reach a size comparable to the alpine zoo of les Marécottes. Open all year round, it employs about fifteen people.

The entrance to the zoo with drawings of animals on the floor.
The entrance to the garenne zoo with drawings of animals on the floor.

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Rate


The entrance fees to the zoo are as follows:

  • Adult: 15 francs
  • AHV/IV: 13 francs
  • 16-24 years old: 11 francs
  • 6 to 15 years: 7 francs
  • Under 6 years old: free of charge

Animals


La Garenne Zoo only has local animal species. At the beginning of 2016, it separates from the few exotic species that are sent to other zoos. The zoo is also a care station for injured animals and participates in breeding programs for reintroduction into the wild.

The number of species in the zoo is about 150 with for example:

  • goats
  • geese
  • ducks
  • barn owls (birds)
  • owls of Athenas (birds)
  • foxes
  • sheeps
  • badgers
  • beavers
  • cistudies (turtles)
  • birds of prey
  • raccoons
  • eagle-owls
  • coypus
  • Sloths
  • wolves
  • bearded vultures
  • boars
  • ibexes
  • marmots
  • Carpathian lynx

Map of the Garenne Zoo.
Map of the Garenne Zoo.

A passage through the forest above the enclosures.
A passage through the forest above the enclosures.

Le chemin avec les enclos des deux côtés.
Le chemin avec les enclos des deux côtés. zoo de la garenne

An enclosure in which the visitor can access the middle in a bubble.
An enclosure in which the visitor can access the middle in a bubble.

Boars.
Boars.

Aviaries


Le clou du zoo est sa volière la plus haute d’Europe avec ses 28m de hauteur. Un parcours permet de circuler à l’intérieur pour voir les grands oiseaux ainsi que des bouquetins. De l’avis de la Torpille, la détention de grands oiseaux n’est pas compatible avec une volière car cette dernière sera toujours trop petite pour des animaux nécessitant de grands espaces.

The big aviary.
The big aviary.

Some interesting points to note:

  • a playground especially large for children
  • a belvedere gives a view of the whole zoo
  • a small restaurant is available at the entrance

The playground.
The playground.

The restaurant with the terrace.
The restaurant with the terrace.

Video


A video inside the Garenne Zoo.

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