The Big Cat Woodlands

The Big Cat Woodlands

« Quiver before the impressive felines! »

Enter the territory of the big cats

White tiger
White tiger

Discover Beauval’s majestic big cats along the wooded pathways of this historic part of the ZooParc! Sumatran tigers, Persian leopards, servals, cougars, jaguars, and white tigers parade before your very eyes, behind gigantic viewing windows that allow you to dive into their territory.

Black panther
Persian leopard
Sumatran tiger
White tiger

Sumatran tiger

The smallest tiger of them all… but the most threatened.

This subspecies of tiger is the last still living on the islands of Indonesia. Weighing 140 kilos and measuring 220 cm long, it is difficult to imagine that it is the smallest representative of its species. Its size does not stop it from attacking some truly imposing prey, such as elephants!

Sumatran tiger cubs
Sumatran tiger
Sumatran tiger
Lion d'Afrique - Déménagement territoire Bois des Fauves à La Terre des Lions - ZooParc de Beauval

Did you know ?

The relocation of the African lions

Last call for the big cats travelling to… the Land of the Lions!

In 2017, our family of African lions, previously housed in the Big Cat Woodlands territory, set foot in their new space for the first time. Waving goodbye to a truly historic part of the park, they headed for a new territory that had been completely redesigned to meet their needs.

« Doesn’t feel like a zoo, more viewing animals in their habitats. Amazing cat families; white tigers, jaguars, leopards and new to 2018: Cheetahs. »

Trustytraveller2000 - Aug 2018

The majestic felines of Beauval

Puma - Les animaux du Bois des Fauves - ZooParc de Beauval
Jaguar - Les animaux du Bois des Fauves - ZooParc de Beauval

Magical encounters along the historic pathways

Face to face with the largest of the cats! The spaces built for our big cats provide you with many superb viewpoints that are as close as possible to the animals. In these territories, adapted to the needs of each species, you will need to keep your eyes peeled to find and observe these magnificent animals.

5 species of felines

2 elevated viewpoints

A historic part of the park created in 1989

5 white tigers

Beauval Nature supports the protection of jaguars

The jaguar is threatened by habitat loss linked with deforestation. It is also a victim of local livestock farmers who, in order to protect their herds, will readily shoot jaguars. 

The 'Jaguar of Iguaçu’ project plans to equip several adult jaguars with GPS collars. This will allow light to be shed on the movements of these individuals and their use of the habitat, enabling the vital territory of the species to be determined. The project is also conducting a study on the impact of ecotourism on the species as well as an educational programme to change the attitudes of the local population.

Jaguar - Beauval Nature - Les animaux du Bois des Fauves - ZooParc de Beauval
Beauval Nature

Do your part for conservation!

Sponsor an animal!

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?

Animation les loutres naines - Pédagogie - ZooParc de Beauval

Educational talks

Asian small-clawed otters

Approximately 10 minutes 11:30 AM

How many species of otter are there? Does the otter live in a family? What are its favorite prey?

Animation les ratons laveurs - Pédagogie - ZooParc de Beauval

Educational talks


Approximately 10 minutes 4:30 PM

Does the raccoon really wash its food? What does he do in the winter? Is he really rummaging through the trash cans? Why do we find it in France?

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?

La Roseraie - Restaurant - ZooParc de Beauval


La Roseraie

Taste scrumptious galettes and crepes on the terrace! Sandwiches, salads, ice creams, and drinks are also available at La Roseraie

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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