Pines, bamboo and baskets filled with fruits, honey and pine nuts, this is the special meal your kids can prepare, assisted by the Bioparco’s guardians, for the Rome zoo’s lemurs on Sunday 24 from 10am to 4pm. This activity is included in the entrance fee, as well as other initiatives, such as face-painting to become your favorite animal, or clowns and jugglers distributing info about lemurs. These animals are typical of Madagascar and since 2010 was declared by the United Nations the Biodiversity year, Rome’s zoo wants to devote two days to this beautiful African island, symbol of biodiversity.
Feeding lemurs, the Bioparco intends to give awareness to kids and parents about the fight of deforestation and the risk of extinction for many animal species, providing key information on how to help preserving biodiversity. Bioparco is one of the oldest zoos in Europe, founded in 1911. It currently hosts nearly 1.000 animals, belonging to over 200 different species. Mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds live in one of the most charming botanical gardens in Rome, with more than 1.000 trees, some of which are very rare and very old.
Rome’s zoo is in 1, Piazzale del giardino zoologico and can be easily reached by tram n. 19, stop ‘Bioparco’ or buses 3, 52, 53, 926, 217, 360, 910.