The Parco Natura Viva in Bussolengo is a natural oasis where one can observe dozens of animals within a specially recreated habitat, and a place to learn to appreciate nature and its inhabitants, many of which are considered to be at risk of extinction.
This modern zoological centre spans 240,000 square metres and is home to more than two hundred types of diverse animals, from the most common to the rarest, and performs important work in environmental protection and education by means of informative encounters and demonstrations. There are two important areas in Parco Natura Viva: The Fauna Park and the Zoo Safari Park.
Inside, the first spot to visit on foot is the Tropical Greenhouse, a true tropical rain forest, the Dinosaur Park, with natural sized specimens, the Aquaterrarium, where tropical fish, great serpents and some invertebrate species can be observed. In the Fauna Park there are many animal species to discover, such as macaques, bears, pumas and pandas, in spacious cages and constantly under the attention of qualified personnel.
Also, the Botanical Path leaves visitors astonished by the thirty vegetal and arboreal species present inside the Fauna Park, among which the orchids and carnivorous plants stand out. The Zoo Safari Park comprises a vast area that can be travelled by car, to discover the adventure of a small safari with animals from the African savannah, including lions, hippopotami, rhinoceroses and giraffes.
Not to forget the park’s educational and didactic role, aimed at raising awareness, especially for young children, to respect and protect the natural environment where they themselves live; precisely for this reason, events, encounters and activities are organised every year, involving the visitors, turning them into protagonists of the park and in the lives of animals. Anyone looking for comfortable accommodations to visit Parco Natura Viva at Bussolengo and admire the scenery of Lake Garda can count on Tonelli Hotels.