Jurques zoo - at 20min from Caen - Motorway A84 exit 42
Jurques Zoo welcomes 650 animals from all over the planet in a wooden park of 15ha : giraffes, penguins, lions, tigers, panthers,... and many species of monkeys and birds.
It is the only zoo in Normandy to submit white lions and offer contact with snakes.
In a green landscape, visitors can walk through the park and enjoy a day closer to wildlife and assist to many animations (from April 15 to August 31): meals of the red pandas, picnic of the bats, penguins meals, wolves feeding, teatime monkeys,...
Jurques zoo and its association (Timba Conservation) are very involved in animal conservation, they both support several programs of conservation (EEP) and associations (Kalaweit Salamandra nature ...).
Jurques Zoo is located at the crossroads of many major tourist attractions of Lower Normandy (Calvados, Manche, Orne): 20 minutes from Caen, 30 minutes from the historic city of Bayeux & the landing beaches, and at 1:15 Mont Saint-Michel.