Parc des Félins is a haven of peace and reproduction for endangered species in the Fortelle Forest, 52km from Paris. ""The animals are not on show here – we invite visitors to enter their world !"" emphasises park founder Patrick Jardin. The park shows that captivity is no longer synonymous with prison when well thought-out.
Parc des Félins is a breeding centre devoted to felines and lemurs. It houses more than 140 felines, all born in captivity, from the best-known to the rarest. It is heavily involved in feline conservation and is a member of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and Species360, a worldwide online data base and management system of wild animals in captivity which provides quality guarantees within the profession.
Parc des Félins - 5 different circuits
The park has 5 different trails, a train ride and a 4D film – a great day out with marvellous discoveries !
Meet members of the cat family on the European, African, American and Asian trails. The European circuit features wild cats, close cousins of our pet cats ! But beware, they are very different. These 2 types of cat split over a million years ago and the domestic cat, which is descended from the Near East strain, only became domesticated about 3,500 years ago. The wild cat or woodland cat cannot be tamed. The African trail has East African, Angolan and white lions, black panthers, servals, cheetahs, etc. The American sector has lynx, pumas, ocelots and jaguars while the Asian trail has Asiatic lions, tigers from Sumatra, Siberia and Malaysia, snow leopards and Amur leopards.