The Parco Natura Viva of Bussolengo

The park’s mission is to protect endangered species within a zoological park that was founded in 1969 and has evolved over the years.

The park is divided into a safari area, which can be visited by car, the Extinction Park area, a structure dedicated to the extinctions of the past, and the pedestrian area, which covers 70% of the park and includes the African Paths area, where you can walk in complete safety next to rhinos and hippos. The fauna section and the farm can also be visited.

Parco Natura Viva supports various research and conservation projects related to nature and biodiversity.

Parco Natura Viva

Loc. Quercia – Bussolengo (Verona)

Tel. +39 045 7170113

Fax +39 045 6770247

  • Conservation of animals, plants and their natural environment

  • Research to optimise animal management within the zoo

  • Education, i.e. raising awareness of the importance of respecting the environment.

The history of the park began in the late 1960s, when it covered an area of about 10 hectares. In the 1970s, the safari area was added, which can be visited by vehicle, as well as the aquaterrarium, the dinosaur area and the tropical greenhouse. A major redevelopment project has been underway since the 1980s.