Faunia

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Faunia
Faunia entrada.jpg
Date opened 10 July 2001
Location Madrid, Spain
Coordinates 40°23′31″N 3°36′45″W / 40.3919°N 3.6125°W / 40.3919; -3.6125Coordinates: 40°23′31″N 3°36′45″W / 40.3919°N 3.6125°W / 40.3919; -3.6125
Land area 14 hectares (35 acres)
No. of animals 4000
No. of species 500
Memberships EAZA, AIZA
Major exhibits Sea lions, Exotic pets

Faunia is a zoo and a botanical garden located in Madrid. It covers about fourteen square hectares and is organized into areas representing different ecosystems, such as jungle, polar regions, and African forest. It is owned by Parques Reunidos, SA.

Faunia was opened on July 10, 2001 under the name "Parque Biológico de Madrid". In 2002, the park was renamed Faunia, a name created by the philologist and writer, Fernando Beltrán.[1] The author of the project was Ricardo Novaro Bocco[clarification needed].

In 2014, Faunia received 400,867 visitors.

Species[edit]

Invertebrates[edit]

Arachnids[edit]

Insects[edit]

Fish[edit]

Amphibians[edit]

Reptiles[edit]

Aves[edit]

Mammals[edit]

Conservation programs[edit]

In 2007 and 2008, Faunia participated in seven EEP and nine ESB programs coordinated by EAZA.[clarification needed]

In 2012, 12 out of the 143 species in the collection were included in ESB programs, and another 12 in EEP programs in which the park participated. It also coordinates one of them, Callithrix geoffroyi, or white-headed marmoset.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fernando Beltrán. "El nombre de las cosas".