Parco Natura Viva is a modern zoological park and the most important Endangered Species Protection Centre in Italy. Is located in Bussolengo (Verona), not far from Lake Garda, and is home to 1500 animals of 260 different species, many of which are at risk of extinction.
The park is divided into two areas: the Wildlife Park and the Safari Park. The Wildlife Park, which can be visited on foot, is home to many animal species representing the 5 continents, many of which are endangered. Highlights include the Tropical Greenhouse, theAquaterrarium and Dinosaurs area. The Safari Park is the area you visit with your car, as you would on an African safari. Along the way, you will see giraffes, zebras, antelopes, lions and hippos. Inside the Safari Park there is also the largest colony of chimpanzees in Italy.
The Parks three main objectives are: the protection and preservation of endangered species; research and collaboration with universities and parks around the world; visitor education and awareness to respect animals and the environment around us. With this spirit, throughout the year the Park organises theme-based days, games and educational workshops, initiatives to entertain and involve visitors in the life of the park and its animals. The Park also plays a very important educational role for schools, as it creates specialised training courses , and is part of the most important international associations for the protection of endangered species.
The park features refreshment and picnic areas with tables and gazebos, play areas for children and teens with sports trails and merry-go-rounds, , as well as the Nature Shop, the store where you can buy gadgets andhandmade items associated with the Park's conservation projects from different parts of the world to support local populations.
For practical information on opening hours and tickets, please visit the website or call.
Natura Viva Park
Loc. Figara - 37012, Bussolengo (VR)
Tel. 045.7170113 - www.parconaturaviva.it