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Inaugurated in 1981 under the name of Fuengirola Zoo, this zoological institution is home to 1600 animals of 260 different species. The zoo is member of EAZA and AIZA and participates in the Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP). It was completely rebuilt in 2001 and a new zoo concept was made. There are no visible barriers between animals and visitors and that generates a feeling for people to be like inside the animals' habitat. In 2010, they joined Bioparc Valencia and changed their name to Bioparc Fuengirola, being managed by Rain Forest S.L. Their first gorillas arrived in March 2004 from Royal Rotterdam Zoological Garden, they were Xara, Kim and Ernst. Xara died three years after their arrival and although Ernst sired many babies in the past, he didn't do it at Fuengirola yet.

The facility where gorillas are kept at is also home to ground hornbills and De Brazza monkeys. The enclosure is a big outdoor prairie with a very natural looking provided with tree trunks as enrichment and with a non visible indoor part. Visitors can see the gorillas through a glass or from a bridge.

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Bioparc Fuengirola keeps an one lowland gorillas:

KIM


ERNST 



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