The animal park is for the exclusive use of the guests of La Rocca Camping Village.
It is a large area offering various activities including the visit to the animals in the park, the aromatic garden and walks through the vineyards and olive groves.
The Italian word "coniglio" (rabbit) derives from the Latin cuniculus, i.e. underground hole, with reference to the burrows dug by this animal. It is an herbivorous mammal. The rabbit is native to southern Europe. It reaches a length of 50 cm and a weight of 2 kg. It tends to be shy. But the dwarf rabbit is generally affectionate and sociable.
The European honeybee is native to Europe, Africa and parts of Asia. The swarm consists of the queen bee, more than 1,000 worker bees and several hundred males known as drones. They vary in size from 7 to 30 mm. The bees are bred for the production of honey and royal jelly. The bee is a biological indicator of the quality of the environment.
The guinea fowl is originally from North Africa. It was imported to Europe, the Middle East and the Americas because of the deliciousness of its meat. The guinea fowl is a medium-large bird about 60 cm long. There are varieties of different colours: light grey or blue, pinkish-violet, lilac, beige and albino-white. It feeds on seeds, fodder and small insects.
The peacock is native to the forests of India. It is one of the largest flying birds. It likes to climb trees, even very tall ones. It is known for its sweeping tail and splendid plumage. The male of the species is the peacock and the female is the lapwing. It is a solitary and territorial animal. It feeds on seeds, fruit and berries.
The alpaca is a mammal of the camelid family native to South America. It does not exceed 90 cm in height at the withers and 75 kg in weight. It is ruminant and feeds on pasture grass and fodder. It is characterized by eight basic colours: white, light fawn, tawny, light grey, grey, dark brown and black as well as 22 other recognised colours with many variations and mixtures. It is a sociable animal with a very docile character.
The Ouessant sheep is a Breton breed, originating from the island of Ouessant, in the Atlantic Ocean a few kilometers from the French coast. It is the smallest breed of sheep in the world. The male weighs up to 20 kg, while the female does not exceed 15 kg. The fleece is rather long, shaggy and the colour can be black, brown or white. It has clear eyes with a lively look and small ears. It feeds on pasture grass and fodder.
The Boer goat is a breed of goat selected by Boer farmers in South Africa. It is a ruminant mammal and feeds on pasture grass and fodder. It can weigh up to 100 kg. It is white in colour with a distinctive dark brown head, long, pendulous ears and small horns. It is a curious animal with a very docile character.
The white Asinara donkey lives in the wild in the National Park of the island of Asinara, located between the Sardinian and Corsican seas, among pastures, bushes and rocks. Its origin can be attributed to abandoned animals, which over time have become wild. It is small in size, just under one metre at withers, with small ears, a rosy muzzle and a short, slender neck. It feeds on pasture grass and fodder.
The Valais Black Nose sheep is a very old breed originating from Switzerland. It produces about 9 kilos of wool per year. Its muzzle, ears, knees, ankles and hooves are black, in stark contrast to the white curls on the rest of its body. The horns are spiral and are found on the sides of the head. The adult female can reach a weight of 90 kg and the male 120 kg. It feeds on pasture grass and forage.
The Kerry Hills sheep originates from the village of Kerry in Wales, Great Britain. It reaches medium size and weighs 55-65 kg. The head is white with black spots on the nose and around the eyes. The wool is white and soft. It is a rare breed, not very common and is also called "garden sheep" due to its extreme docility. It feeds on pasture grass and fodder.