This “one of a kind” zoo has amazing sculpted jungle backdrops of authentic Asian / African settings that are part of the Bioparc zoo-immersion experience in the town of Fuengirola, Spain. It feels like an exciting Indiana Jones style jungle exploration experience with Indonesian temples and ruins throughout. Many of the exotic animals are visible through open air enclosures which is great for photographers. For it’s small size it gives a big Disney like experience. It is only a few blocks from our accommodations during our snow bird escape to Costa del Sol, in Spain.
Bioparc Fuengirola is a zoo that recreates the natural habitats of tropical forests of Africa and Asia. It is home to more than 200 species, many of them endangered or at risk of extinction. Bioparc Fuengirola aims to educate and raise awareness about the need to respect and conserve wildlife and ecosystems. The creation of Bioparc Fuengirola involved a team of architects, engineers, sculptors, painters, and gardeners who worked for two years to transform the old zoo into a new model of park based on zoo-immersion. Zoo-immersion is a concept that allows visitors to feel immersed in the natural environments of the animals, without visible barriers or artificial elements.
It is mesmerizing to observe the human like Gorillas, Chimpanzee’s, and Orangutangs and the “hissing” cockroaches were interesting.
There are THREE pages of photos below, or use the Slideshow option at the bottom to see all of them.
Videos: Orangutangs and Gorillas
These super cute Orangutangs and Gorillas were mesmerizing to watch.
Artistic sculpted jungle setting for humans and animals
A husband and wife couple are responsible for the amazing artistic design and creation of the various sets for the animals and people. The “Tree of Life” baobab tree is a full sized reproduction of one African tree which is over 1000 years old. That tree and most of the other natural recreations are actually sculpted concrete reproductions of real places.
Bioparc Fuengirola is a definite must see “one of a kind” attraction, if you are in Costa del Sol of Spain, or go through Malaga or Valencia, where there is a sister site. Plans are underway to add a new “America” section for North and South American creatures.
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