The Museum and the Zoological Reserve...
But what is the National Museum of Natural History of Paris doing in the "unusual Berry"? At the crossroads of Earth, Life and Human sciences, this reference institution, created in its current form in 1793, and where about 2500 people work, including 500 researchers, has a very important role in research, expertise, valorization, training, etc.
Yes, but... and Berry ?
It's simple: the Museum spreads its activity over thirteen sites all over France, including two marine stations, an arboretum, botanical gardens, a prehistoric excavation site, laboratories, and... a zoological park. This is the Haute-Touche Zoological Reserve.
Science, and the provision of information...
Because it belongs to the Museum's network, the Haute-Touche Zoological Reserve has a whole scientific activity that the public does not see. Thus, the conservation programs concerning 42 species... Thus, the management of the animals with a particular attention for the endangered species... Thus, the scientific works, the reserve being the only park in France to have a research laboratory... etc....
The presentation of animals to the public also contributes to awareness and knowledge.
Thus, in the heart of a 436-hectare forest estate, the reserve is home to more than 1,300 animals of about 120 species, living in vast enclosures with centuries-old oak trees, bordered by ponds.
Two walking tours are proposed, and you can also use bicycles (yours, if you want), or rent small electric carts.
Have a nice day !
Zoological Reserve of the Haute-Touche
36 290 Obterre
Phone : 02 54 02 20 40
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