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If you want to be blown away by unique flora and fauna you must visit Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura, the zoo and botanical garden in Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain’s eastern Canary Islands. It is the biggest animal park in Fuerteventura at 800,000 square meters with over 3000 animals from about 250 species and thousands of tropical trees, bushes, palms, cacti and succulents. Prepare to experience fascination beyond expectations, whether you're an adult or kid.
After shutting down visits and switching to live zoo streaming due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura zoo finally opened its gates to visitors in early April 2021. This was only after strictly implementing all Covid-19 safety protocols and guidelines, from continuous health inspections to vaccination certificate checks and Covid-19 negative test certificates of both visitors and staff members. Certain areas of the zoo have been restricted or banned from visit to avoid overcrowding for the same reasons.
Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura park is an extraordinary biotope that is home to over 3000 animals from 250 species across categories of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish.
Enjoy the company of various species of birds, including live demonstration of rare birds of prey and parrots like rainbow lorikeet, marabou, black swan, terrestrial hornbill and several kinds of cockatoos.
An amazing variety of mammals make up the wildlife at this park including exotic monkeys like the wide-eyed lemur from Madagascar, friendly-giraffes, live sea lion demonstrations, zebras, and hippopotamuses. Oasis Park also happens to be Europe's largest camel reserve.
The reptiles and crocodiles displays where you get to see these creatures live in their element is a highlight at the zoo. Enjoy exploring and learning about different species of tortoises and turtles, including the leopard tortoise and alligator turtle and cool iguanas, lizards, snakes and monitors.
Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura has beautiful Japanese koi carp across ponds on the property.
The only Botanical Garden of Fuerteventura with more than 150,000 square metres, enjoy your time exploring and navigating through a diverse collection of tropical succulents and native flora, with over 1,500 specimens. Of all the plant species recorded at Fuerteventura, half are native to the island. Of these, 15 are endemic to the island, that means, they are not found anywhere else in the world.
Growing upto 10 meters in height, the multiple species of palm trees like foxtail palms, royal palm, canarian palm and the likes make the whole reserve a special attractive landscape.
Autochthonous or indigenous or native plants at Fuerteventura occupy a wide area of about 5 hectares. This space dedicated entirely for the native flora has gorgeous plants like Fuerteventura sea-kale, the spike-thorn of the eastern Canaries, and the canary marmolan or ironwood.
This zone coincides in the same area as the Zoological Garden and it houses more than 500 trees, bushes, palm trees, climbing plants, bromeliads and herbaceous from the tropical and subtropical areas’ species.
Crassulaceae also known as stonecrop family has flowering plants with succulent leaves and Canary Islands has several crass plants. From agave from Mexico to more than 40 species of African and the Arabian peninsula’s aloes, strange octopus trees from Madagascar and canary cardon, these succulents are truly one-of-kind.
Get up-close-and-personal with the wildlife at Oasis through their exclusively curated experiences. These encounters are more than just coming face-to-face with the animals, it is more of a learning experience about the daily care, medical training or diet preparation of the wildlife from the zookeepers. You get to understand how they live, the dangers they face and the most unknown customs of these animals.
In this 90 minute-experience you get the actual sense of majestic presence of the giraffe family at the Oasis. These sociable creatures from the African Savannah with long legs, endless necks and wide open eyes love visitors. You get to feed them too! This experience will also reveal data about the secret life of these African icons, how they sleep, their state of conservation, the dangers they face and a host of other curiosities. Children below 4 aren't permitted while those between 4 to 11 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Go on a one-of-a-kind camel experience, Oasis Park after all happens to have Europe's largest camel reserve. This animal is beloved ever since it made its way to the Canary Islands. You get to enjoy two types of camel safari eco- experience, one is to walk through the beautiful desert landscapes that surround this oasis on camels, until you see the sea and two is see the magnificence of the African Savannah. Before you take off, you are told all about the camels in the workshop, including how you can help preserve their existence. This experience lasts 25 minutes, so be sure to wear comfortable clothes. Children and babies need to be accompanied by adults.
Learn all about the native plant reserve at the Oasis' botanic garden and experience from a specialist botanist who will also share all that they are doing and planning to do to preserve this piece of heaven. This recreated reserve holds over 80 species of indigenous plants. Climate change and human activities have, however, put them at a risk of extinction. About 15 plants are endemic to the island, that means, they are not found anywhere else in the world. With the exception of only one, all of them are in danger of extinction. This 90-minute tour will help you understand and know these rare beauties better.
Sadly, 95% of the species of black and white fur lemurs are critically endangered. Taking the lemur experience means you get to go on the journey through the Madagascar forest and learn from the zookeepers how you can protect these primates. The lemurs are also super friendly and welcome you home, they will also allow you to photograph them! It's a 20 minute experience so keep your camera handy and your spirits high. Open to all audiences, children must be accompanied by adults.
The most fun of all, step into the sea lions pool to accompany them for 20 minutes and get to know how they are in and out of water through this cool experience! Enjoy helping the zookeepers brush them, feed them, learn how they function, live and protect themselves. Open to kids 7 years and above. Wear comfortable clothes and you will be provided with complete gear - swimsuit and equipment to enter and enjoy!
This is your only chance to take care of the world's largest land animals, namely the Noah, Diuna and Mouse elephants of the Oasis. Learn how they maintain optimal health and well-being, interact with zookeepers, and participate in an environmental enrichment workshop. You also get to accompany zookeepers into the enclosures and experience how they care for the elephants and can help with the daily feeding too. This is a 90-minute experience not open to children under the ages of 4.
Find out facts and secrets about the wildlife, some you've never heard of before through the Oasis Wildlife live shows! Get to know up close all about the exciting species - from birds of prey, amphibians, reptiles, to psittacides, or large marine and land mammals, right from the hands of specialists and biologists. These live shows are fun as they are educational.
In this educational talk and show, watch the fascinating sea lions come to life - their natural behaviors, the freestyle dives, the swimming and control exercises that they do every day, or the flipper. You will learn how they are different to their extended family of seals and walruses, in addition to understanding the sea lions' survival techniques, and all the actions being taken around the world to help protect them. You will also take home a small but very important message through this show.
In the beautiful setting of a garden of palms, waterfalls and an impressive sea and shipwreck background, you get to meet your friends - the reptiles and omnivores. Basically, you get to discover the exciting world of turtles, lizards, snakes, alligators, and crocodile species and fight those fears and myths. You will be taught what makes these unfairly despised creatures fascinating and why they're considered an important part of the ecosystem. An exclusive chance to discover these cold-blooded animals up close and personal!
Witness the free flight of different birds of prey from around the world on top of the Fuerteventura Botanical Garden and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. How exciting is that! This incredible 20-minute live show lets you peek into the abilities of these creatures, watch them in action and understand their characteristics, social behavior, morphology and conservation status. The zookeepers also invite you to get flying with the fascinating peregrine falcons, the fastest bird, which can reach speeds of over 200 km/hour. You can also discover barn owls, griffon and African vultures, kites, eagles and a host of other cool and unique birds.
The Oasis Wildlife Park is a little piece of heaven for the kids. There are several activities and nature-based experiences curated especially for you and your bub to enjoy together, explore and learn as a family.
Let the little ones loose at the Oasis Farm to experience their first encounter with cute and harmless farm animals like donkeys, camels, ponies, rabbits or turtles. Nothing more exciting than to play, communicate with sounds and caress their favorites in real life! Plus, it's a great way to get the kids interested in nature, develop empathy for animals and make new friends.
Of course, there's a play for children to spend time enjoying and breaking free outdoors. It is their chance to bond with nature without technology in sight. Instead, they get to enjoy swings and play in sand areas. There is enough space for running and jumping and the thousands of plants that surround this play space for them to explore.
A fine way to discover the amazing flora and fauna at Fuerteventura is to sign up kids and students for the Oasis Camp from morning to night! The camp brings together education and fun and helps your child bond with nature, observe its offerings and play in a privileged environment surrounded by the best nature has to give.
An exciting adventure is to witness what the animals do when everyone is away! Sign up with the kiddos for a nocturnal encounter with animals, with a half-light guided tour and activities to find out how they sleep, what they do when the sun goes down and what the sounds of nature are at that time. Families 5 years and older with an adult are allowed. The adult must be present with the child.
How many kids can say they celebrated their birthday at a cool wildlife zoo among nature and animals? Book Oasis Wildlife's outdoor space to celebrate birthdays, graduations, communions and other special days and make them unforgettable! Start off by grabbing a meal at the restaurant, enjoy the play area and then make your way to a guided tour of the zoo led by an educator. The birthday person gets to call the shots for the entire day, the routes to take, what animals to visit - everything! You also get to play wild, explore nature and enjoy a snack after. The group must have a minimum of 10 members to book this experience.
Tuesday - Sunday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura is open all-year round.
Address: Museo del Campo Majorero, Carr. Gral. Jandía, s/n, 35627 La Lajita, Las Palmas, Spain
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By Air: The International Airport of Fuerteventura in Puerto del Rosario is connected by charter, regular and low cost airlines with all the airports of the main European cities.
By Sea: You can get to Fuerteventura on one of the cruises arriving to Puerto del Rosario. The main ports of Fuerteventura are connected with the other islands through ferries leaving from Corralejo, Puerto del Rosario and Morro Jable.
By Bus: Free buses ply from the main tourist spots on the island that you can take without the need to reserve a seat, or purchase the entrance ticket in advance.
There are several hotels and rentals located fairly close to the Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Park.
Budget: Chabela's B&B
Mid-range: Costa Real
Luxury: Iberostar Playa Gaviotas, SBH Costa Calma Beach Resort
At the core of everything the Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura park and zoo does are their efforts to to help thousands of endangered species survive. They do this by combining science and conservation methods and by actively working against extinction. Their goal is to also educate those who visit the zoo to make visible the problems that we humans cause in ecosystems, and to open the way for new generations of conservationists. The team here tries to achieve these targets and plan rescue for rescue and recovery of flora and fauna by collaborating with global conservation projects, species reintroduction, captive breeding or through research projects.
All the wildlife live shows and experiences are the top attractions to visit at Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura. As it is the only Botanical Garden of Fuerteventura with more than 150,000 square metres of diverse collection of tropical succulents and native flora, with over 1,500 specimens.
The Oasis Kids center with kid's farm, camp, and play areas and nocturnal visits are the best outdoor activities at Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura.
There are free buses from the main tourist areas of the island. Likewise, you can access it in your private car, motorcycle or bicycle, or in public transport in Fuerteventura.
Oasis Wildlife will remain open all year from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm.
Yes, Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura has three restaurants on its premises serving foods of all kinds. You can also carry your own food and enjoy it at the picnic areas.
Yes, there are multiple live shows at Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura, from fauna live to bird live, sea lions live shows and more.
Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura, the zoo and botanical garden is located in Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain’s eastern Canary Islands.