Asian animals

Discover Asian animals: Sumatran tigers, red pandas, Asian lions, snow leopards, sika deer, Asian elephants, white-handed gibbons, Asian and many other species ... Wild animals that will amaze you with their beauty.

Discover animals of the park

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  • Show

    Sea Lion show

    Seals show: The Sea Lion Ballet In the most fabulous aquatic complex of Europe, the sea lions of Patagonia prove again their innate sense of play and comedy. Access...
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  • Show

    Birds in flight show

    Birds and Men Impressive with intelligence and power, it is in complete freedom that many rare species of birds evolve above the spectators. Access to the...
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    Parrot Show

    The Carnival of the Feathers Facetious, intelligent and adoring the contact with the public, macaws, cockatoo and parakeets will also seduce you with their magnificent...
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  • Afternoon feed
    Phoque, veau marin au parc animalier Le PAL

    Educational Presentation

    On the occasion of the educational activities, the trainers offer their boarders one of the meals of the day. Thus, the animals get closer and you can better observe...
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  • Feeding
    Panda roux au parc animalier Le PAL

    Feeding the animals

    Staff feed the animals several times each day. You can watch the Red Pandas, North-western Wolves, Hippopotamuses and African Wild Dogs feeding.   Red...
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  • North-western wolf

    Wolves live in hierarchical packs comprising a dominant male, a dominant female, subordinates and juveniles. Physical contact is highly important for maintaining...
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  • Goûter des Alligators au parc animalier Le PAL en Auvergne

    Alligators Park

    Alligators Park    Discover the Alligators, wild and frightening animals straight out of prehistoric times. Immerse yourself in the heart of the...
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  • Deux éléphants d'Asie au parc animalier Le PAL en Auvergne

    Asian elephant

    There are 2 species of elephant, one from Asia and one from Africa. The Asian elephant is smaller as it lives in forests and tree savannas, while its African relative...
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  • Chimpanzee

    There are three sub-species of chimpanzee, which can be told apart by the colour of their coat, body size and habitat. Chimpanzees form communities (20 to 80 individuals)...
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  • Hippopotamus

    The hippopotamus spends most of its time in water, as its skin loses moisture too easily in the dry air. It emerges from the water at nightfall to feed on the grassy...
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  • Manchots qui nagent au parc animalier du PAL

    African penguin

    The African penguin, like all penguins, is a seabird characterised by its adaptability to the aquatic environment. It is an excellent swimmer and the fastest of...
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  • Lycaon en milieu naturel au parc animalier Le PAL

    African wild dog

    African wild dogs live in packs of up to 30 individuals. Each pack has a clear hierarchy, with one dominant male and one dominant female. Most males remain with...
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  • Ankole Watusi

    The Ankole-Watusi is a domestic animal, the result of cross-breeding between the zebu and a long-horned cattle breed of ancient Egypt. It is used to accompany nomads...
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  • Lion d'Asie au parc animalier du PAL dans l'Allier

    Asiatic lion

    The Asiatic lion differs slightly from its African relative. Its head is less bulky and its mane less dense, especially on the top of its head. When it hunts, it...
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  • Pilets des Bahamas qui nagent sur l'eau au PAL

    Bahama pintail

    The Bahama pintail is a species of dabbling duck. Unlike many other ducks, it displays no sexual dimorphism. It is mainly brown in colour, with white cheeks. Half...
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  • Wallaby de Bennett au parc animalier Le PAL dans l'Allier

    Bennett's wallaby

    Bennett’s wallabies are similar to kangaroos, which are usually larger in size. The particular feature of these animals is their hind legs, perfect for jumping,...
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  • Ara Ararauna au parc animalier Le PAL

    Blue and yellow macaw

    The parrots from the ara genus are the largest of all bird species in this order. Their exceptional abilities and beautiful colours also make them one of the finest...
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  • Paon bleu du parc Le PAL en Auvergne

    Blue peafowl

    The blue peafowl is renowned for the tail fan produced by males to seduce females. The male displays bright blue and green colours, while the female is dull in colour,...
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  • Bush dog

    The bush dog has a reddish coat and a relatively short brown tail. It has a square head with small ears and short legs. The digits on its paws are connected by a...
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  • Capybara

    Capybaras are semiaquatic animals and spend some of their time on land. They have partially webbed feet and particularly like bodies of water and marshes. To remain...
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  • Cattle egret

    The cattle egret is a wader that has breeding plumage and winter plumage. During the breeding period, it displays orange-buff feathers on its head, back and breast....
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  • Moutons du parc animalier Le PAL en Auvergne

    Children's Farm

    The Children's Farm is an educational venue in which people of all ages can meet or re-meet the farm animals : goats, sheep, rabbits, pigs, chickens and pigeons....
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  • Flamants du Chili se reposant dans l'eau au parc animalier Le PAL

    Chilean flamingo

    The Chilean flamingo is one of 6 species of flamingo. To the casual observer it is very similar to the pink flamingo, only smaller. Characteristics of the Chilean...
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  • Crested caracara

    The crested caracara is the largest and most widespread of the large group of land falcons known as caracaras. There are 8 different species. They are genetically...
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  • Demoiselle crane

    The demoiselle crane is the smallest of all crane species. Its plumage is a pearl grey in colour, with black markings on its head, throat, breast and long foreneck....
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  • Magnifique Grand duc Européen au parc animalier Le Pal au cœur de l'Auvergne

    Eurasian eagle owl

    This owl is classified among the super predators, which means it has no direct competitor and can also attack other raptors, including the peregrine falcon. It is...
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  • Lynx d'Europe dans son environnement naturel au parc animalier Le PAL

    Eurasian lynx

    The Eurasian lynx is a solitary animal that hunts by getting as close to its prey as possible without being detected. It uses the vegetation or any other feature...
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  • Gelada

    Adult males, in contrast to females, are easy to recognise by the “cape” of long hair along their back, the red hourglass-shaped patch on their chest...
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  • Girafe du parc animalier Le PAL en milieu naturel


    The giraffe’s most highly developed sense is its sight. It can spot a man from 2 km away. Some people believe it can distinguish between different colours:...
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  • Golden-bellied capuchin

    Golden-bellied capuchins live in groups of between 8 and 35 individuals based on a hierarchy, whereby the dominant male defends the group. The unity of the group...
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  • Guira cuckoo

    Small in size, the guira cuckoo can be recognised by its long black tail with a white tip, and especially by the faintly orange crest on its head. It is a sociable...
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  • Hamadryas en milieu naturel au PAL

    Hamadryas baboon

    Hamadryas baboons live in groups averaging around 50 individuals. The tribe is dominated by a few large adult males who constantly remain close to the females. The...
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  • Phoque veau marin qui nage dans l'eau au parc animalier Le PAL

    Harbour seal

    Seals, in contrast to sea lions, have short snouts and v-shaped nostrils. They have very short front flippers with claws at the end, while their rear flippers are...
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  • Sterne Inca sur une branche au parc animalier Le PAL

    Inca tern

    A member of the larosterna genus, the Inca tern is among the most colourful and elegant of sea birds. The adult is slate grey in colour, with long white-tipped wings,...
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  • Gibbon à mains blanches et son petit au parc animalier Le PAL en Auvergne

    Lar gibbon

    In the treetops, the lar gibbon swings from branch to branch or runs upright, rarely descending to the ground. Their method of locomotion is known as “brachiation”....
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  • Mandrill dans un arbre au parc animalier du PAL


    The mandrill stands out due to its striking colours. The red and blue hues that symmetrically adorn its front and rump also constitute secondary sexual features...
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  • Mara

    Maras usually live in mating pairs in small groups of 8 to 10 individuals, made up of adults and the offspring born during the year. These small groups sometimes...
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  • Meerkat

    Meerkats, known as the “sentries of the desert”, live in colonies of up to 30 individuals. The group includes several males and females, as well as their...
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  • Muntjac dans son environnement naturel au parc animalier Le PAL


    Reeves's muntjac is a small deer, one of 8 species of muntjac deer. It is believed to be the smallest and oldest deer in the world. Characteristics of Reeves's...
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  • Nyala

    Male nyalas are tall animals with large ears, long horns and a ruffled coat. Juveniles and females are reddish-brown in colour and have no horns. They have well-developed...
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  • Loutre d'Asie au parc animalier Le PAL dans l'Allier

    Oriental small-clawed otter

    The oriental small-clawed otter is an aquatic mammal covered in thick waterproof fur. Most otters swim at the surface of the water with their head in the air and...
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  • Autruche en milieu naturel au PAL


    The ostrich is the world’s largest living bird although it is flightless. However, it is tireless when it comes to walking and very good at running, reaching...
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  • Potamochoerus

    This sociable animal lives in groups of between 6 and 20 individuals. It is primarily nocturnal and rests during the day in the mud. The male defends its harem,...
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  • Gros plan d'un panda roux au parc animalier Le PAL

    Red panda

    The red panda is a small mammal from Asia. It is resilient and is not afraid of the cold. Its semi-retractile claws enable it to climb trees. Its Chinese name translates...
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  • Rhea

    Rheas are often compared to ostriches as they are unable to fly. Although they belong to the same family (ratites, or running birds), rheas have three toes on their...
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  • Ring-tailed lemur

    The ring-tailed lemur is a social animal that lives in groups of between 12 and 24 individuals. These groups are based on a matriarchal hierarchy. The core of the...
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  • Scarlet ibis

    Known locally as the “corocoro roja”, the scarlet ibis is a sociable bird and lives in colonies that can contain several thousand individuals. It has...
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  • Panthère des neiges au parc animalier Le PAL

    Snow Leopard

    The snow leopard’s coat can vary from a light to a smoky grey and sometimes even a creamy yellow.   Distribution Snow leopards are found across...
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  • Snowy owl

    Although the distinction between the male and female specimens of most raptors is not obvious at first glance (their size usually tells them apart), this is not...
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  • Otarie de Patagonie au PAL

    South American sea lion

    The South American sea lion has the most feline features of all sea lions, with striking sexual dimorphism (males can be three times bigger than females). The adult...
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  • Calao Terrestre au parc animalier Le PAL en Auvergne

    Southern ground hornbill

    The Southern ground hornbill is the world’s largest hornbill. Characteristics of the Southern ground hornbill Southern ground hornbills have entirely...
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  • Saimiri à mains jaunes installé dans les arbres au parc animalier Le PAL

    Squirrel monkey

    Squirrel monkeys live in groups of up to 300 individuals (with multiple males and females). At dusk they gather on a tree to sleep, huddling close to one another...
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  • Cacatoès à huppe jaune qui vol en milieu naturel au parc animalier Le PAL

    Sulphur-crested cockatoo

    The sulphur-crested cockatoo is a large white parrot with a magnificent yellow crest on its head. The cockatoo keeps its crest folded back over the tip of its head...
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  • Tigre de Sumatra en milieu naturel au PAL

    Sumatran tiger

    It is impossible to confuse the tiger with any other cat: it is the largest of all and the only one covered in stripes. Its coat mimics the shadows and light of...
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  • Conure soleil pendant le spectacle des perroquets au parc animalier Le PAL

    Sun parakeet

    Sun parakeets are lively, playful, curious and highly sociable birds. Characteristics of the Sun parakeet Sun parakeets are of average build but highly robust....
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  • Tapir en plein repas au parc animalier Le PAL


    Tapirs (4 toes on their front hooves, 3 on the rear) are related to the equidae (horses, donkeys and zebras) and rhinoceros families. Together, these three families...
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  • Lémur à collier blanc au parc animalier Le PAL dans l'Allier

    White-collared lemur

    Lemurs are the most endangered group of vertebrates on Earth. Characteristics of the white-collared lemur White-collared lemurs look a lot like collared brown...
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  • Cigogne blanche en milieu naturel au parc animalier Le PAL

    White stork

    White and black in colour, with a large red bill, the white stork is the best-known member of the larger stork family. This symbol of birth is faithful and generally...
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  • Zèbre de Grévy en milieu naturel au parc animalier Le PAL

    Zebra of Grevy

    Zebras are herbivores characterised by their black and white stripes, most of which are vertical. Female zebras are known as mares and their young as foals. There...
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