Le Parc des Félins
In this park, 140 individuals of 26 different species of cat (on 36 still existing in the world) live in large enclosures. You can also probably not see anyone, because these spaces allow them to not always be visible and so much the better. The Park hosts also 50 lemurs in freedom (I don't really know what thought of that...).
Is the philosophy of the founder, and it is for this reason that we share this park here: "a wild animal has never been done to be fondled, groped, I humbly try to simply live and age beautifully, quietly." ZOOS will not evolve if your wish to animal welfare is stronger than your enjoyment of the moment."
It is always a bit complicated to reference a property with caged animals, especially when it was unable to go ourselves. Also, we ask you to pay attention if you visit this property and thus to be able to do a back lit the community. Thanks in advance.
The Park is a Center for breeding and reproduction.
What should we think? Hand raise felines in captivity seems deeply unnatural and disagree with our values. But we cannot ignore that the felines in the wild are among the most endangered species. Reproduction in captivity, to maintain species that will be soon extinct in nature, and perhaps (although chances are low) a day to reintegrate in nature. Moreover, captive breeding allows to study behaviour, in order to implement the backup project in nature (some research is conducted in the park but little).
-No staging or show (fortunately!)
-the vast park is maintained in its most natural state possible;
-lot of reproductions on the site (sign of some good being in animals);
-the pups born in the Park are not sold, but they are "loaned" or "given" to other Park to create new reproductions and now a healthy genetics.
-Will of well-being of the animals displayed.
The Park uses part of its funds to help fund conservation programs. € 100,000 between 2003 and 2018 (this is not huge, but I don't have a reference point). Since July 2018, the Park is committed to the side of the NGO Panthera (I don't know what).
I strongly encourage you to browse the Web site, which goes much further than just presenting the Park.