The biopark is located in Valencia, Spain, with a large collection of African animals. In contrast to the usual average zoo, where animals are locked in cages, animals in the Biopark Valencia walk freely around the park. But people do not need to be afraid of animals. Biopark Valencia - this is what is called a zoo with a “presence effect” - a concept that immerses visitors in the habitat of animals, and not vice versa.
Biopark Valencia is not just another Chinese zoo, where visitors locked in special cells for safety travel by car through the park.
There are no cells in the Biopark Valencia. Instead, the problem of human safety is solved by means of natural obstacles: rivers, ponds, streams and rocks, which then separate visitors from animals. Here, the barriers are almost invisible, and the animals feel at home.
Visitors can come extremely close to the animals - only a small stream will separate them. “The flow of water is so small that, of course, hyenas are looking at you intently and sniffing on the other side, and it seems they can easily jump over the stream,” writes one blogger who visited this zoo.For some, it hits the nerves and they feel some discomfort. But in fact, nothing to fear.
Fear is one emotion that many visitors experience when visiting this zoo. “The illusion of intimacy and danger was so real that I felt a surge of adrenaline that occurs during risky encounters in the wild,” writes another blogger.
Another interesting feature of the park is that, unlike other zoos, where different types of animals are kept separate from each other, animals in the Biopark Valencia are allowed to cohabit in the same area as in the jungle. Therefore, for example, here you can see gorillas sharing their space with other monkeys or an emu living together with zebras.
Species of animals that naturally and peacefully live together in the wild are kept here together, while other gentle species, such as lemurs, for example, can freely meet people face to face, without any barriers. Other barriers are simply hidden to give visitors a sense of presence in the wild.