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oasis fuerteventura zoo park

Oasis Park - Zoo Fuerteventura
Just a quick info about Fuerteventura Oasis Park:
  • opened since 1985
  • over 3,000 animals
  • more than 250 species
  • largest camel reserve in Europe
  • open 365 days in a year
Address: Googlemaps
Museo del Campo Majorero S.L.
Carretera General Jandía s/n
35627, La Lajita (Pájara) Fuerteventura

Phone: (+34) 928161102
Fax: (+34) 928343047

Open daily 9am - 6pm
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Came across this video, that's the reason why I had to create the Oasis Park thread.

Three newest residents of Oasis Park:
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Great day out. 
Includes lovely gift shop, big garden centre and a restaurant that are all accessible without going into the Zoo itself.
Reduced Zoo entrance price for residents. Free bus from various places on the island.
Living my dream
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Love to visit at least once a year particularly with my 7 year old grandson who loves to feed the giraffes ? camels ? and elephants ?
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Unfortunately you cannot feed the elephants, anymore. But sometimes, in the afternoon, they do allow the kids to hose the elephants.

The Fenec foxes are very shy, and do not show their faces often. Tip: go into the cafe and look from the other side. Wait until no visitors are walking passed them. They may come out. Very cute.
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(27-02-2019, 10:10 AM)Archer Wrote: The Fenec foxes are very shy, and do not show their faces often. Tip: go into the cafe and look from the other side. Wait until no visitors are walking passed them. They may come out. Very cute.

Great tip, thanks Archer!
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(26-02-2019, 11:57 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: ... Free bus from various places on the island.

Completely forgot about the Free bus service Confused 

Use our free bus without reserving a seat or pre-purchasing an entry ticket.
You would like to visit us but you don’t have a car? No worries! Oasis Park Fuerteventura has a fleet of Free Coaches at your disposal that collect visitors at the major hotels on the island during the morning. You can check out the exact stops and timetables for each of them. The coaches depart from Caleta de Fuste, Costa Calma, Jandia, Corralejo, Esquinzo, Tarajalejo and Las Playitas. On the way, we will travel through the desert landscapes of Fuerteventura and contemplate the Atlantic Ocean as well as a number of areas that never cease to amaze even those that know them well. 

For the areas of Jandia, Esquinzo and Costa Calma there will be two returns hours at 16:30 and 17:30. For the areas of Caleta de Fuste, Corralejo and Otros, the shuttle will return at 17:30. None of the transfers will cost money, being a completely free service that the Oasis Park Fuerteventura offers for their visitors.

Attached all the routes in pdf files.

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.pdf   bus_free_otros.pdf (Size: 1.74 MB / Downloads: 39)
.pdf   bus_free_esquinzo.pdf (Size: 1.03 MB / Downloads: 32)
.pdf   bus_free_jandia.pdf (Size: 1.56 MB / Downloads: 37)
.pdf   bus_free_costa_calma.pdf (Size: 1.59 MB / Downloads: 54)
.pdf   bus_free_caleta_de_fuste.pdf (Size: 1.81 MB / Downloads: 47)
.pdf   bus_free_corralejo.pdf (Size: 2.19 MB / Downloads: 55)
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Almost 30 minutes long "visit" of the Oasis Park to see what to expect from the visit. Video taken in March 2019

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Oasis Park Fuerteventura has received this month a new female hippopotamus Zoo Beekse Bergen Zooparc from Holland, which is already a couple with Tindaya, the male who already resided in the park majorero. Both live already in the African savannah area of the park, and visitors can already enjoy them in their installation.

Juliette is an 18-year-old female, who was rejected by her cohabitation group in the Dutch Zoo, having relationship problems with the rest of the females in her group. Tindaya was the first specimen of his species born in Fuerteventura, and was isolated by a problem of jealousy with his sisters and to avoid problems of breeding between family groups. Since then, the Oasis Park Fuerteventura team has worked to integrate it into a group of its kind.

When a year ago the primatologist of Oasis Park Fuerteventura, Belén Roca, travelled to the Dutch Zoo to do a training, she discovered that Juliette would be the ideal animal to live with Tindaya. Hippos are social animals, therefore, in a process of improvement in the welfare of both and a possible reproduction in captivity within their same pure species, this transfer was requested to the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA), which supported the idea that the perfect destination for Julliete was Oasis Park Fuerteventura.

International cooperation
EAZA launched the project, within its objective of conserving healthy and genetically viable populations in captivity, which in the future will provide susceptible animals to be reintroduced into the wild for those species that are in danger of extinction.

The joint collaboration of the teams of both zoos, has been key to ensure that two animals that were in an isolated situation, may have a new chance of life in welfare and perhaps future breeding in captivity.

Socialization process of weeks
The process of socialization and adaptation of both animals in Oasis Park Fuerteventura has lasted for weeks. For the same, at first the installation was divided into two areas, in which the visual contact of both was avoided for a time, since the hippos are very territorial animals. However, Tindaya was very curious from the start, observing Juliette through the wall that separated them, in which she even stood to see her.

After five days, and once verified by the veterinary team that neither of them showed tension, a first visual contact was provoked in which it was corroborated, by the team of ethologists, that both animals were calm and accepted, and proceeded to open the doors that separated them so that they interact with total confidence. The process was perfect and the two hippos are already living in the facility, within the African savanna area, without any problem.

Transportation and travel
Oasis Park Fuerteventura has taken charge of all transport costs and customs procedures for the transfer of the female hippopotamus, supervised by a large qualified multidisciplinary team from the Majorero park, which verified at all times its good condition during the transfer process .

For the best care of the animal, both in loading and unloading a special container was prepared where it was comfortable and that had the supervision of a whole team of caregivers and experts in heavy machinery.

The process has been carried out successfully and visitors to Oasis Park Fuerteventura can already enjoy the observation of these magnificent mammals, while feeding, resting, bathing and playing together.

Courtesy of FuerteventuraDigital

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That’s that’s brilliant news about the hippos, wild animals are not meant to be alone. They need partners. 🦛🦛
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