The Asiatic Plains

The Asiatic Plains

« Discover the wonderful fauna of Asia! »

A symphony of species in a stunning environment

Indian rhinoceros
Indian rhinoceros

Within this vast territory, a whole host of Asian herbivores live together in perfect harmony. Enjoy a moment of genuine relaxation whilst observing majestic spotted deer, Malayan tapirs, white-naped cranes, and even Indian rhinoceros… just some of the species that can be found living here!

White-naped cranes
White-naped cranes
Malayan tapir
Malayan tapir

The territory’s star animals

Indian rhinoceros
The Asiatic Plains

First outing for Jaya, a baby Malayan tapir

Jaya, the baby Malayan tapir born on the night of 24 to 25 April 2024, took her first steps on the Asian plain under the watchful eye of her mother. She took her first steps on the Asiatic Plains under her mother’s watchful eye. Not shy, she threw in at the deep end!

What is the difference between an Indian rhino and a white rhino?

And no… It is nothing to do with colour!

Looking at the different rhino species side by side, one difference will probably become clearly obvious to you. Individuals belonging to the African species, the white rhino, and the black rhino, have two horns. Whereas Indian rhinos only have one horn!

Indian rhinoceros
Indian rhinoceros
Indian rhinoceros

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Leaving to start a new life!

The departure of Gainda, a young Indian rhinoceros

On the morning of July 3, Gainda, one of the ZooParc de Beauval’s rhinos, set off for the Dierenrijk zoological park in the Netherlands, near the Belgian border.

« The Indian rhinoceros are something that I’ve not seen before (and we’ve been to a lot of zoos!) »

Anne S - Sep 2019

A journey into the heart of The Asiatic Plains

Malayan tapir
Indian hog deer

Experience a total change of scenery surrounded by Asiatic fauna

This extraordinary space leads you on a voyage of discovery of some of the most fascinating species found in the forests and grasslands of Asia. The numerous animals living together reinforces this sense of being elsewhere, encouraging contemplation.

5 Indian rhinos

2,5 hectares

Opened in 2010

8 fascinating species

Beauval Nature reintroduces Javan langurs

Not far from the Asiatic Plains, you may have already seen the Javan langurs: small, agile, red, or black monkeys. 

The Javan langur, which is native to Indonesia and is listed as a vulnerable species by the IUCN, has suffered an alarming population decrease. The illegal trade in these animals, hunting, and deforestation dramatically threaten the survival of this species. With support from Beauval Nature, the Aspinall foundation has developed a project to reinforce populations of Javan langurs. This project involves an intensive preparation phase for the animals before releasing them, as well as regular monitoring once they have been reintroduced into the wild.

In 2016, in partnership with Port Lympne zoo in England, 14 Javan langurs were released into the wild, including 2 that were born at Beauval (Samui and Indah). It was a unique and magical moment for our Java langurs as well as for our teams!

Langur de Java - Beauval Nature - Les animaux de La Plaine Asiatique - ZooParc de Beauval
Beauval Nature

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Becoming an animal sponsor allows you to form a strong relationship with your favourite animal whilst financing the conservation programmes supported by the Beauval Nature association. All money paid is allocated in full to the association and is then invested into one of the many species conservation programmes it supports around the world.

What’s happening in this territory?

Territoire de la plaine asiatique - Tapir malais - Animations pédagogiques - ZooParc de Beauval

Educational talks

The Asiatic Plains

Approximately 9 minutes 11:30 AM, 2:45 PM

What is the small trunk of the Malayan tapir used for? Is a baby Malayan tapir black and white like its parents? What are the differences between white and Indian rhino? Why do they do mud baths?

Keeper for a Day


Keeper for a Day

Spend an extraordinary morning behind the scenes at Beauval!

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Staying in the area for lunch?

Les Chats Pêcheurs - Restaurant - ZooParc de Beauval


Les Chats Pêcheurs

Bordering The Asiatic Plains, this fast food restaurant offers hot dogs, nachos, drinks and desserts.

Take the experience further…

Meet the ZooParc de Beauval’s animals during unique face-to-face meetings! Shows, backstage tours, working with keepers, there are so many different ways to get up close and personal with these fascinating animals!


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