The Oceanogràfic’s new installation offers an informative journey through the island landscapes with giant, travelling or extinct animals.
This morning, the Oceanogràfic of Valencia presented the Oceanic Islands area, which represents the extraordinary biodiversity of this type of ecosystem with a new interpretative route, and the “Animal Ambassador” programme, which brings animals to visitors to explain their habitat, habits and threats through their trainers.
The president Celia Calabuig commented at the opening ceremony on her “satisfaction at our joining the most demanding animal welfare organisation in the world, the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which makes the Oceanogràfic the first zoological institution in Europe to acquire such certification”.
The Oceanogràfic”, she said, “is thus consolidating itself as a modern zoo, a fundamental pole of tourist attraction, an economic dynamiser, a research centre and a focus for dissemination and awareness-raising with access to millions of people and with a clear social commitment to improving the environment and our oceans”.
Calabuig placed this new facility within the investments planned for 2019, which in total will amount to 2.8 million euros “which, since we took over the management, will bring investments to 18 million euros in improvements and new services and facilities”.