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The new installations follow each other Gramat Zoo. After “Bear Sinkhole” in 2017 “Wolves Den” in 2021, the park will open this summer“La Cascade del Roc” immersion area. The official inauguration of this new space took place on Saturday, July 2, 2022. A “Jean Dumas” plaque, the park’s founder, was also unveiled.
Jean Dumas, a visionary
Jean-Paul Birou, President of the Association for the Study of the Protection of Fauna and Flora in Causseand the Gramat Zoo team held a ceremony on Saturday, July 2, during which a memorial plaque in honor of Mr. Jean Dumas, the founder of the park, and a new room for the animals titled “La Cascade del Roc” were inaugurated.
Michel Sylvestre, Mayor of Gramatparliamentarians (Huguette Tiegna, MP, Angèle Préville and Jean-Claude Requier, Senator and Senator), the chosen (Vincent Labarthe, Vice President of the Occitanie RegionMr Fouché, representing the President of Cauvaldor, Caroline Mey-Fau, department councilor, several mayors and elected representatives of municipalities in the canton), Lieutenant Colonel Pèbre, representing the head of the CNICG in Gramat, Mr Beco, President of the Dordogne Valley Tourist Office, Mr Salinié, Director of the de Gramat Agency for Crédit Agricole Nord Pyrénées, Mr .Jean-Luc Dumas, son of Mr. J. Dumas, formed the floor for the personalities present. Several artisans who participated in the work, members of the association, friends and residents of the Park were also present.
Sir. Jean-Luc Dumas unveiled at the level of the driveway leading to the entrance to the park, the plaque in honor of his father Jean Dumas, the founder of the Zoo, when it was created, called Vision Park. The procession of personalities and guests then went to the level of the entrance to the immersion fence “La Cascade del Roc”, where Mrs. Tiegna in the company of Mr. Birou cut the ribbon, giving access to this room.
After the visit to the site, the ceremony continued with the speeches of the officials. Sir. Birou, as well as all the personalities who spoke after him, paid tribute to Mr Jean Dumas’ great and prominent role in the creation of this zoo in 1976. and the unfailing will to fight in the construction and development of infrastructure and facilities in the city of Gramat. . »
A site of 3.5 ha for chamois and fallow deer
Sir. Birou then thanked all the companies and staff of the park who, from March 2022, created this immersion space “La Cascade del Roc” of 3.5 ha for chamois, ibex and deer, including a cliff, a lake, a waterfall, a hiking trail and two belvederes , from which visitors will have a complete panorama of this enclosure.
The various speakers who spoke after President Birou, namely MM. Sylvester, Fouché, M.me Mey-Fau, M. Labarthe, Mme Préville, Mr Requier and finally Mrme Tiegna, in turn, has raised the following point, which is the dynamics of President Birou and his Park team, which after “Doline aux Ours” in 2017, “Tanière des Loups” in 2021 offers this new equipment “La Cascade del Roc” “equipment , which helps to strengthen the quality of the important tourist offer to the area that the Park is, equipment that is also part of an environmental policy for the development of places that promote animal welfare and also for -being and comfort of a constant increasing number of visitors.
A fresh and delicious dinner cocktail served in surroundings as beautiful as they are bucolic, concluded this cozy and friendly ceremony.
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