Cerza Zoo

As we come to the end of our posts on our family holiday to France I think I may have left the best till last. I'm sure the children would think so anyway as we also took in a zoo while we visited Normandy. Both of our girls seemed equally amused by the animals and our youngest did a fair bit of pointing them out to us.

Cerza Zoo

There are two routes around Cerza zoo. The yellow route and the red route. Both of these are pedestrianised and aid in you seeing more than 1500 animals.

As we turned the corner to our first attraction we were met by giraffes and were impressed just how close we got to them. In fact many of the animals we encountered were really very close to us and if you can't go on safari this certainly is the next best thing.

Tropical Space

Cerza Zoo


We then came across an area full of exotic animals such as reptiles, exotic birds, fish and those who only come out at night such as bats. Many of the animals hailed from different parts of the world and all amazed us.

Mini Farm


Cerza Zoo

Then back outside we stumbled across farm animals who were being stroked. Of course the girls decided that they too wanted to get in on the action. They stooped down to the animals level and held their hands out to touch the animals present.

Cerza Zoo

Of course not all animals are this friendly towards us humans as the girls discovered with the next animals. I'm certain that some of these would quite happily lunch on humans given the chance!

There's so much to do at Cerza that it was impossible to fit in everything in the time we had there. Things we missed out on include the safari train, a 3d cinema experience, feeding some of the animals and staying in one of the lodges. There's also going to be polar bears arriving at the park. I'm hoping that they will be looked after just as well as the other animals. I once saw one in America that appeared to be suffering from the heat!

What do you think of zoo's? Do you think they are a fantastic way in which to see animals and lead to caring for our planet or do you see them in a different light?

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  1. I would love to see a rhino! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  2. This looks fab. 1500 is a lot of animals! We love zoos too. It is always a great day out as a family. #fortheloveofBLOG

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  3. My middle child loves to go to a zoo, or a farm, and my eldest not so much, so we haven't visited one for ages. Some lovely pics here and looks like you had a wonderful day. #adventurecalling

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  4. This looks fun! I am all for zoos if they look after the animals to their best possible ability. I think that it helps with animal conservation and education as well as protection and breeding programmes. I dislike marine parks and zoos which are not ethically run though so am always more wary when abroad. We may be heading that way next year so if we do it will be a definite stop as J adores animals. #ablogginggoodtime

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  5. Looks a lovely day out, I much perfer places outdoors X #ablogginggoidtime

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  6. What an amazing zoo, there's certainly loads of animals for you to spot, it's great that they have such a range of animals there. I bet the girls loved the farm animal area where they could get up close to the animals and give them a stroke. I love visiting new zoos when we go travelling, there's always a different experience at each one.

    Thanks for sharing with me on #CountryKids.

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  7. That is a lot of animals! I have mixed feeling about zoos. The zoo you went to looks well-kept and it looks like the animals have a good amount of space. There is a zoo near my city that has sad conditions for the animals. I feel so sorry for them. #countrykids

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  8. That really is a lot of animals. I'm the same as Keitha with regards to my view on zoos - although they aim to do a lot of work for endangered species which I admire #CountryKids

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  9. I love giraffes, they're so beautiful and almost other-worldly. My son loves a zoo - it's amazing for children to see all these animals which they'd never see otherwise. As long as the animals are looked after well, and have plenty of space to roam around, I think it's a great day out. So many zoos do great things for animals in the wild that they're an important part of conservation work. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  10. We love a visit to the zoo and it's probably one of my girls favourite things to do. I love giraffes too and got to get really close to them when we went to one in Wales this summer. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  11. This zoo looks fab. Lots of fun animals. I love the giraffes and the fact the kids can run around with the animals too. Coming over from CountryKids xx

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  12. We love zoos and they are such a great way of showing children animals. As long as the animals are treated well and have space, then that suits me. It sounds like there is loads here and I’m not surprised you didn’t see everything in a day. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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  13. This looks like a fantastic Zoo to visit, I especially like the mini farm where they can get the chance to get up close to the animals. #countrykids

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  14. I love a zoo - I think the younger generation can really connect with animals and that's when caring about them really begins x #SharingtheBlogLove

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  15. I never knew that there was a zoo there, despite spending lots of time in Normandy. It looks like a really lovely day out, and so good that you could get so close to the animals. I love taking Finn to see animals, I think that children get so much out of it. I don't have an issue with zoos, as long as the animals are looked after, I think the educational and conservation benefits can be huge. Thank you so much for sharing with us #AdventureCalling

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  16. I know in an ideal world we wouldn’t need zoos, but I think good ones today do a marvellous job of contributing towards the ongoing health and survival of certain species. Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling I hope you can again tomorrow.

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  17. I must admit I'm not a big fan of zoos, I hate to see animals suffering. But I'm pleased to see that these have plenty of space and like you, I hope that the polar bear is well looked after when it arrives. Thanks for linking up to #familytraveltips
    Nat.x

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  18. This certainly looks like an impressive zoo. Yet another great thing to do in Normandy! Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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  19. I love a good zoo,especialy theonesthat have areas where you cangetup and close with the animals (as long as it's safe and humane for the aminals of course) This looks like a lovely place to spendthe day! :D #farawayfiles

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  20. I think it depends on the zoo. I think there are ways they can sustainably educate, advocate and support animal rights and preservation. I know my children loved visiting zoos when little. Thanks for sharing with #FarawayFiles

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