La Porte du Ciel
Oasis and its animals
An ingenious network prevents physical exchanges with the outside world and it regulates the subtropical climatic conditions of a minimum of 7°C. Wherever you go, the vegetation is in abundance and there are numerous exotic types of animals, bamboos, lianas, banana trees, hibiscus, waterfalls, giant turtles, otters, mongooses, hornbills and beos. You will discover one surprise after another ...
This little monkey with its flowing hair looks so much like a musician that it is sometimes referred to as the Liszt Monkey. The female of the species gives birth to twins two to three times a year. The father takes care of the young ones as he carries them around on his back and looks up the mother when it is time for breastfeeding. This cute monkey from Columbia is nevertheless highly endangered as the tropical rainforests are disappears at a record pace, and as highly prized laboratory animals they are also the subject of a profitable trade and as a result there are only a few thousand of still living in the wild. Also here the EEP programme is in place.
Aldabra Giant Tortoise
This strange creature (its enormous dimensions also earned it the title of Elephant Turtle) comes from the island of Aldabra, which is part of the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean. These tortoises are the largest ones around after the Galapagos tortoise. They weigh on average 80 kg and can easily reach 100 years old. When they are not in the Oasis it is spending the winter in the tropical conservatory or it is on its way there.
This dwarf otter is native to all of Asia. Like its larger European cousin, which is more threatened, these are very social animals. They communicate exuberantly through an extensive array of sounds. The families are very closely linked and their behaviour often seems somewhat human. Even though their paws are nearly claws, they can easily get fish, snails and crustaceans on dry land. Since the young ones do not instinctively know how to swim the parents experienced lifeguards.
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A raptor exhibition is the perfect illustration of all that man ever admired as these birds rise above all others, with their majestic, worthy appearance. More info
Oasis and its animals
The Oasis is a huge conservatory (7,000 m2) where the roof can be opened during spells of nice weather and closed when the weather is cold and rainy, while still allowing daylight to enter. More info
Here, more than elsewhere, it is worthwhile to take your time and slow down. This is a piece of paradise on earth, with a fragile and delicate balance, a sanctuary of beautiful birds and with a wealth of colour as if you are in a dream. More info