he spectacular scenery of karst geological Cabárceno, almost lunar, located in the western sector of the massif Cabarga Peña turned in 1989 to create a large zoo, in recent years become one of the most attractive tourist sites in Cantabria.

The Nature Park of Cabárceno is part of a larger protected area, the Parque Natural de Peña Cabarga. Within it, Cabárceno Park can be visited at length with great comfort, since it has a dense network of paved runways (17 miles) allowing its travel by car. And there are alternative routes that can be traveled only on foot or by bicycle.

The park, like all solid Cabarga Peña, is formed by limestone rocks that have experienced complex processes of karst dissolution, with at present a truly original and interesting aspect from the geomorphological point of view.

Within the vast enclosure of the Park there is a full and varied representation of fauna, which does not lack some of the native animals of Cantabria: bears, wolves, tigers, deer, roe deer, chamois, wild boar … But it is undoubtedly the exotic fauna protagonist.

In the park you can see elephants, hippos, tigers, lions, zebras, kangaroos, ostriches, hyenas, giraffes, camels, dromedaries, llamas, antelopes, rhinos, monkeys …

Cabárceno features compared to other zoos, for large spaces available to the animals, allowing their development and contemplation in an environment with several lakes natural.Además place for trout fishing. As a complement to its facilities, there is a reptilarium with a specialized collection of snakes.

Finally mention other park facilities: panorómicos lookouts, walking areas, playground, catering complex, parking and souvenir shops
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