Balaton Lake is Hungary’s greatest water amusement, but it’s hardly a picturesque place. What the flat landscape of a lake surrounded by scarce vegetation lacks, the locals made up by good organization and hospitality. Many of the villages around the lake are turned into resorts, taking advantage of the patches […]

One of the richest art collections in the world, the Vatican Museum has an entire section dedicated to animal sculptures (Sala degli animali). Displayed here are creations from antiquity to renaissance, some proving impressive artistic qualities especially in reproducing body movement, muscles and tension. Painstakingly details, like the hair in […]

Some 74 species of animals, constantly growing and plenty of entertainment facilities. This is in short the zoo garden in Barcelona, one of the richest wildlife collections on the continent. The park includes even an amphitheater with a pool where dolphins give representations that get the applause of spectators. Be […]

It’s hard to chose the most pleasant place in a town so lovely as Seville, but the Park Maria Luisa definitely competes with the most famous civic squares and cathedrals due to its tranquility and harmony. And it’s not all about nature in this park, redesigned for the Ibero-American Exhibition […]

The show at the Globus Circus combined acrobatics, clown numbers and animal training acts in a fairytale-like scenario. The ponies were the first to enter the arena, doing some synchronized tricks, followed by real full size stallions. The Shayer breed horse was trained by French expert Sandrine Le Bris. The […]

Inside the green gardens of Villa Borghese, very close to the zoo garden, the The Zoology Museum in Rome (Museo Civico din Zoologia) presents animals from a scientific point of view. The animals preserved in the museum help scholars and scientists to understand the species they represent and their habitat. […]

Natural Sciences Museum Grigore Antipa in Bucharest, found near Victory Plaza, close to the Government building, carries us into many worlds while we learn some about zoology and anthropology. The journey is thousands of years old, starting with reconstructed dinosaur and mammoths skeletons. Though a Natural Sciences museum existed in […]

One could not find a river to symbolize Europe better than the Danube: it starts from Germany, crossing 10 countries and several capitals like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, to finally poor itself into the Black Sea, forming a delta. On the continent, only the Russian Volga is longer and wider. […]

The Biopark, or the Zoo Garden, is a fraction of the vast park called Villa Borghese, the second largest green area o Rome. The zoo garden was established a century ago and a decade ago was reinvented as a natural reservation with as little fences as securely possible. By a […]

Though the area of the zoo garden in Baneasa makes it too small for a modern zoo, it is still one of the last places in the country where children can meet wild animals, which sometimes are not even reluctant to interact with their visitors. The garden used to have […]

A traditional presence in the Cismigiu Garden, the swans have returned to enchant the visitors. Soon after it was created, the oldest park in Bucharest, over a century and a half ago, Cismigiu Garden was something close to a zoo garden. This tradition was stopped and the peacocks and swans […]

Birds are a marvel of nature with their fragility and elegance, reminding us of our fly aspiration. Some of them live on water, like the seagulls or pelicans, while others are as common as our own pets, like the sparrow and pigeons found in public squares and parks.

The zoo garden of Thessaloníki is a quiet and pleasant place where anyone can enter and stroll and sometimes even mingle with the peacocks, pelicans and wild ducks that are not closed in behind bars. A brown bear that has its own swimming pawn is the star of this habitat. […]

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