If you are visiting the area one place that we can highly recommend people to visit is the Reserve Zoologique de Calviac. It is about 10km from Sarlat on the D704A to Souiliac and is set in woodland. It is unique in its conservation of the approximately 200 animals which come from Europe, Madagascar, South America and Oceania.
Such a gorgeous character welcoms you into the reserve.
One feature that I love is that you are able to walk through some of the enclosures. Proximity to animals like the lemurs, wallabies and ibis are a real treat.
I adore Lemurs.
They approached Paul and I as we walked through their enclosure. Obviously, no touching or feeding of any of the animals.
Manned Wolf have the most gorgeous long legs.
The sign on the Maned Wolf enclosure tells you that “they eat bananas, apples, pears, chicken and rabbit but not children. But to keep on the safe side, keep children behind the fence”.
No luck for the Black Headed Squirrel Monkey, who was trying to steel from a litter bin.
Vibrant colours of this Goura of Victoria Bird.
You can choose which animal you like best or make a donation to sponsor an animal. The Zoologists travel to different zoos in Europe to offer advice and give talks on the conservation of animals and their ecological system. It is a none profit organisation and any donation is very welcome.
They have held seminars at Blackpool Zoo which is situated very near to where Paul and I once lived in the North of England.
You may also meet this very friendly cat on your way out. The markings and colouring of which are so like our own cat Cleo. The picture was taken just outside of the gift shop.
Event:-Children’s Carnival in Daglan on the 29th March at 2 o’clock.