This tropical dome in France is protecting 200 endangered species from extinction.
ZooParc de Beauval in Saint-Aignan, France houses some of the world’s most endangered species in a mini-jungle set within a glass dome with a surface area of 13,800 sqm and a height of 38 metres. It has taken over two years to build the dome and has cost over $40 million.
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The artificial tropical environment where temperatures can rise to nearly 80 °F (26 °C) mimics the natural habitats of the animals along with all the required vegetations for them to stay healthy and feel at home. It provides them with the ideal breeding ground and a safer environment.
Currently, 200 species are being protected including reptiles, birds, fish and mammals. The extremely rare species include Sea cows, Komodo dragons, Squirrel monkeys, Pygmy hippos as well as dozens of other animals in danger of extinction due to deforestation and climate change.