4 seasons to discover the park
It's a pleasant season to visit the park as nature is emerging from the winter period. Plants are starting to grow, flowers appear, the birds are singing and our cats begin their mating season...
It's also the time for the cats to start to basking in the sun and losing their winter fur. An interesting transition period in more ways than one... However, you will still have to get here at opening time or stay until the end of the day to see the animals in activity.
Summer is also a pleasant time to visit the park. The cubs are becoming more skilled and progress in their learning, spending a lot of their time climbing trees and playing. However visitors should be aware: when the weather gets warm, the animals will hide to shelter from the sun, so it is best to visit the park early in the morning or after 3pm.
Other activities are available to liven up your afternoon such as the lemurs' feeding time, the Trans'Félins train or the 4D cinema. For the bravest among you, remember that the park will be open from 6am on some days (dates and information in the Agenda section).
This is the favourite season of many regular visitors to the park. The cooler temperatures have a positive effect on the animals' behaviour and they become more active. They are more easily seen than in summer, the new cubs are more confident and spend a lot of time playing and exploring. It's THE best time of year to see the cubs.
The animals are also preparing themselves for winter by eating more to make up their winter fur.
It's time to come and see the superb winter fur of the Snow Leopards, the Lynx, the Siberian Tigers and the Scottish Wild Cats...
Contrary to popular belief, it's very easy to spot the animals in winter, even the Lions and Leopards, as there are no leaves on the trees nor vegetation on the ground. They don't suffer from the cold as they eat twice as much as in summer to make up their stocks of fat and thick fur. The smaller cats and lemurs stay indoors.
Making the most of your visit
1. Be observant
Cats are the kings of camouflage, they can be anywhere! You really have to look everywhere: in bushes, between rocks, under shelters,...
2. Take your time
Take time to stroll in the park, you could catch a glimpse of all aspects of feline life (mating, playing, hunting...)
3. Go around again
Don't hesitate to go back for a second look at your favourite species or ones you didn't see first time round as animals rarely do the same thing all day long.
4. Take your time
Cats love to sleep and even more so when it gets hot. Don't be surprised in summer if the cats are all having a siesta!