Monday, 25 May, 2015
Yes, today is the Africa Day and therefore we could say that is the day of Oasis Park Fuerteventura. And why? Because over 80% of the species found us home, they are African species.
Our climate, our geography, our landscapes. The island of Fuerteventura is definitely a small remnant of the african continent lost in the Atlantic Ocean. That's why our guests are so happy here: they feel at home!
The important thing about our work is not strictly limited to conditioning facilities for the size and dimensions of animals, but it’s very important too. Giraffes, elephants, tortoises, chimpanzees, hippos, gazelles, oryx, baboons... are some of the many species listed in Oasis Park Fuerteventura that have adequate facilities to their biology and behaviour.
Where it really lies our effort is in the breeding of many species that nowadays are extinct in nature. It’s well known as "reintroduction programs" which seek to obtain a genetically heterogeneous population, in order to let these animals go into the wild to repopulate the area.
Our species star in this regard is Cuvier's gazelle (Gazella cuvieri). Native of North Africa, particularly in the Atlas Mountains, today only see the sunlight from captive breeding centers, among which we include Oasis Park Fuerteventura.
Furtive hunters hunted gacelles to eat them or to take their skin, so this emblematic species of gazelle because of its size and its antlers, had been condemned to extinction. But here, with a family of twelve females and five males who live in our park, reproductive success is assured.
We can be happy to work actively to combat the impending loss of biodiversity!
Africa, our great neighbor, has inspired us in the task of protecting our planet. Humans have the reins of a thriving destination for Mother Nature. Our duty is to show the smallest that we can live in peace with other living beings that inhabit the planet.
We continue to work as usual. For us every day is the Day of Africa!