Parco Zoo Punta Verde is a privately run zoo and consequently receives...read more
Parco Zoo Punta Verde is a privately run zoo and consequently receives no public funds. Its revenue is derived solely from its entrance fees.
Parco Zoo Punta Verde’s mission is founded on four key points:
Education of the public to raise awareness and sensitivity about animals and the environment, with targeted educational programs aimed at the general public and schools of all types and levels.
Conservation of endangered species through in situ and ex situ programmes. The zoo’s visitors are active participants in its awareness and fundraising campaigns that allow endangered species to be protected in their natural habitats while offering the local populations opportunities for sustainable development.
Research via partnerships with organizations such as universities, museums and scientific institutions in general.
And last, but not least, the excitement of a day out for adults and children alike, in a pleasant setting that brings them into contact with nature, thus helping to respect it.
Visiting a modern zoo means ensuring a future for nature, thanks to all the ventures aimed at preserving its delicate balance.
Parco Zoo Punta Verde covers an area of 100,000 square metres in a loop of the Tagliamento river, in the north-western part of the Lignano peninsula, and is home to over 1,000 animals of around 200 species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
The zoo is open from March to November; opening hours can be found on the official website