Vegetation abounds throughout this wildlife park, which endeavours to protect endangered plants and animals. It contains a 10 hectare botanic garden and is home to approximately 1,000 animals from 150 different species. Visitors can see flora and fauna from all over the world, including exotic plants, flowers, mammals, birds and reptiles. There are more than 200 species in total.
As well as sharing knowledge about the wildlife, one of the park’s goals is to raise awareness about topical environmental issues among visitors during workshops and guided tours.
During the school holidays, there are numerous opportunities for children to get to know the natural world, thanks in part to the park’s summer centre and the associated “Summer at the Wildlife Park” blog. Children can see young animals taking their first steps, learn about various species of animals, and smell different plants and flowers, in an experience that’s both educational and entertaining.
Protecting endangered animals
The Punta Verde Wildlife Park is one of the top facilities of its kind in Europe. It is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), which is part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It provides high-quality habitats and appropriate diets for the animals, which plays a key part in ensuring that they adapt and reproduce. In addition, the park takes part in the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).
Where & How
Punta Verde Wildlife Park
Via Scerbanenco 19/1
33054 Lignano Riviera (UD)
Tel. +39 0431 42 87 75
Fax +39 0431 42 70 51
Email: info@parcozoopuntaverde.it
Visit the website for opening times, prices and further information
www.parcozoopuntaverde.it
Services
Café and restaurant
Cash machine
Free dog day care
Toilets, facilities for disabled people and changing tables for babies
Transport cart, wheelchair and pushchair hire
Picnic facilities
Car park
Post box
Play park
How to get to the Punta Verde Wildlife Park
If you’re travelling by car, take the Latisana exit on the Venice-Trieste A4 motorway and follow the SR354 regional road to Lignano (approximately 18 km). At the Lignano roundabout, turn right towards Lignano Riviera and follow the signs for “Parco Zoo Punta Verde” (2.5 km).
If you’re travelling by train, get off at Latisana station and take the direct coach to Lignano, then catch a local bus to the Punta Verde Wildlife Park.



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