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Conservation at the Zoo sauvage

Conservation at the Zoo sauvage The Zoo sauvage’s motto is “Learn to know, know...

Round-leaved sundew Drosera rotundifolia

Round-leaved sundew The round-leaved sundew is a very small plant, quite unassuming and… “carnivorous”!...

Pitcher-plant Sarracenia purpurea

Pitcher-plant The pitcher-plant is a self-seeding perennial herbaceous plant, some 35 centimetres (14 in.)...

Peat-moss Sphagnum

Peat-moss Peat-moss is a very important form of plant life in the boreal ecosystem...

What’s your name?

What’s your name? There are often many names for a single species because of...

Plant life

Plant life Wild animals don’t live in isolation, but in close interaction with their...

Protecting fauna and flora at the Zoo sauvage

Looking after animals in our care Our Park covers a surface exceeding 1200 acres...

Habitat layout

Our philosophy When you confine wild animals to cages, it is rather like demanding...

Trembling aspen Populus tremuloides

Trembling aspen The trembling aspen is a commercial tree species that we find throughout...

Jack pine Pinus banksiana

Jack pine The Pinus genus includes 95 species of tree and shrub distributed throughout...

Tamarack Larix laricina

Tamarack The tamarack is an unusual conifer since it loses its leaves, or needles,...

Labrador tea Ledum groenlandicum

Labrador tea Labrador tea, of the Ericaceae or heath family (related to the blueberry)...

Canada yew and Western yew Taxus canadensis / Taxus brevifolia

Canada yew and Western yew The Taxaceae family includes only 8 to 10 species...

Black spruce Picea mariana

Black spruce The black spruce is one of seven indigenous species in North America....

White spruce Picea glauca

White spruce There are some forty species of spruce, seven of which are indigenous...

Stemless lady’s slipper Cypripedium acaule

Stemless lady’s slipper When one thinks “orchids”, one usually imagines exotic flowers of great...