What it is and where it is
Spormaggiore Wildlife Park has nothing to do with zoos, because the animals, all native to the Alps, are in a totally natural setting and live in semi-freedom. The park is home to bears, wolves, foxes, lynx, a wild cat, eagle owls, and roe deer. For each species, a natural habitat has been recreated with a vegetation of beech, fir, larch, bushy areas and a stream on a 7-hectare area with observation points for visitors. There is also an educational farm. The Wildlife Park is located just a few kilometers from the city of Trent.
Why it is special
It's a special place because it combines the beauty and well-being of a walk in the green with the pleasure of being able to see-with a little patience and luck-wild animals such as bears, wolves, and lynx in close proximity, not in a cage but in a totally natural setting.
Not to be missed
Thebears, obviously out of their hibernation period, and the wolf pack, so close you have the feeling you can touch them. But the educational farm also has its charms, for children of all ages, with the delightful baby goats and other farmyard animals.
A bit of history
Since 1994, Spormaggiore Wildlife Park has been home to several animals from zoos or other wildlife areas, but many were born within this same park, a sign of their perfect adaptation to the environment and their well-being.
Since 2019, it has been possible to join the "Adopt an Animal" initiative. Upon payment of a fee, people will be able to adopt the desired animal, thus supporting the park's activities for the animals housed and conservation projects. People who adopt an animal from the park will receive its identity card, so that they can recognize it when they visit the park; they will also be able to follow the work that the zoo keeper does daily in contact with the animals, visit the places where they live, and attend feeding time.
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