Zoological Gardens of Pistoia
A place where you can meet the animals, get to know them and help to protect them
The mission: to be a center that raises public awareness of biodiversity and its value to human life.
The Zoological Gardens of Pistoia is a 7-hectares zoo with more than 400 animals and is in continuous expansion. In a captivating world you will get to know the animals, the different ways to protect them, and you will learn how to respect the planet.
Thanks to its size and importance of its educational and conservation activities, this park has become one of the main zoological institutions in Italy.
The educational activities are placed in the trust of the Biodiversity Laboratory, a structure within the park where the real educational centre is.
The visitor is involved in numerous activities in which they can learn how to look after the natural world. A day at the zoo can teach them how to choose the right pet for them or how to oppose the illegal trade of parrots, learn the secret of birds of prey and find out how to protect bears.
The Zoo, besides caring for all the present species, participates in international programmes for threatened species (EEP European Endangered Species Programmes) in collaboration with the network of European zoos. There is a strong commitment to on-site conservation projects.
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