Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Headed by Patrick Jardin, a visionnary, our zoological park has a philosophy and code of ethics very much driven in the animals' favour.

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Our philosophy

Observing animals in the wild is one of life's most rewarding experiences. Our park was designed with this in mind and we want to share it with you. We invite you to become active observers, capable of appreciating all aspects of feline life.

By taking your time, you may be lucky enough to see our cats playing, mating, or a mother raising her cubs. Unforgettable!

There are no big cat shows or displays here which could upset our animals and which we consider unnecessary in order to appreciate their beauty. On the contrary, they can convey false impressions to visitors and can be very harmful for the animals!

At the Parc des Félins, immense natural enclosures have been designed to ensure the animals' welfare and encourage natural behaviour.

These enclosures occupy natural sites and provide the animals with all the elements they need in daily life. Then can express territorial behaviour using trees, branches, headlands, waterholes, dans and shelters. No concrete or steel bars here!

You will discover a park offering some of the best conditions of capitivity in the world for its animals!

The park is located in a huge woodland estate where you can enjoy a walk in the woods where numerous species of birds and small mammals live all year round.

We advocate a respect for nature and the upkeep of the park is kept to a minimum to respect its ecosystem. There is no excessive mowing, pruning or tree-cutting. We even leave weeds in order to protect the biodiversity of the estate.


The animals are not our property; the are part of our planet's natural heritage. We raise and breed them here as part of International and European breeding programmes (EEP, ESB).

Cubs born in the park are never sold. They are only either given or loaned to other parks in order to constitue new breeding couples and ensure maximum genetic variability within the species. (For more information on breeding programmes, click here)

 Enclos des lions d’Angola de 2 hectares © Serge Sigore