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Address: Route du Tour de France, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
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Nature lovers, the Sables d'Olonne zoo is expecting you within walking...

Nature lovers, the Sables d'Olonne zoo is expecting you within walking distance from the ocean! Wild flora and fauna have found here their island dedicated to biodiversity research and conservation. Alongside 100-year old trees and lush vegetation, 350 rare animals inhabit this oasis: Atlas lions, Kordofan giraffes, Amur leopards, monkeys, maned wolves, red pandas, giant anteaters, armadillos and other birds will have you discover a fascinating world.

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Fun Day Trip!

Visiting this zoo with a couple of friends on our summer season we were not disappointed. The zoo, as many of the reviews suggest, is quite small, but while inside the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
Feeks
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Visiting this zoo with a couple of friends on our summer season we were not disappointed. The zoo, as many of the reviews suggest, is quite small, but while inside the forested area you forget that you are so close to the coast. The wide range of animals seem well looked after and the visit was pleasant.It is easy enough... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A nice little zoo but don't expect to spend all day . A good morning/ afternoon will be adequate for this zoo as it's quite small . But plenty of animals to see . A nice gift shop and a cafe even though we didn't eat in it seemed OK .

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

An interesting zoo with a good range of animals which all seem to be endangered - there are some short English translations on the information boards. It has a compact layout and is quite densely covered in trees and foliage so is quite different to any other zoo I have been to in this respect. There is a route which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A lovely destination for the whole family. Reasonably priced and very well maintained. Highly recommend visiting in Spring.

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Thank C5164GYandrew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Both the adults and children enjoyed the zoo. Before our visit we didn't realise it is an eco zoo but we quickly got up to speed and learned lots about the various species living there. The zoo keeper talks were informative but too long for our two little ones to want to listen to the whole talk. Features such as... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very small ,not very good signs to get there, Very dear for a family of five,some nice animals and very shady zoo

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Thank davenh813
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The zoo itself is fairly small, but the immersion is real and and delightful. My 23 months son was blown away by having a few free monkeys moving and playing around him. He also he loved seeing parrots flying around him. in so many words : a wonderful family moment.

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Thank Aurélien R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A very shady small zoo which was lovely to visit but very over priced......it only took a couple of hours to walk round and at a cost of over £50 for 2 adults & 3 children I wouldn't recommend it as value for money.

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Thank Emma M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We weren't expecting it to be very big, and it isn't, but some nice animals and exhibits to see nevertheless. Pretty stinky in places, toilets poor but still worth going with the family for a few hours.

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Talmont Saint Hilaire, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We have annual passes for hete. Pnly small but a pleasure to visit. Love the giraffes and their breeding success suggests they are happy here. We sometimes take a picnic and spend some time watchingvyhe spider monkeys.

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