Terra Natura Murcia celebrates tenth anniversary

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TERRA NATURA turns 10 this month and to celebrate, is launching a special programme of activities across this weekend and next weekend.

Over the past 10 years, Terra Natura has welcomed more than 1.89 million visitors – 75 per cent from the region, the remainder mainly coming from other parts of Spain, England and France.

Since its opening, Terra Natura has maintained its constant upward trend in visitor numbers, surpassing 245,000 last year alone. These figures make it one of the most visited areas of the region, surpassing the Roman Theatre and the Cathedral of Murcia.

Throughout the years, the park has expanded and renovated its facilities, which occupy more than 165,000 sq/m divided into different zones.

Each of the 50 species that currently inhabit the park, some at risk of extinction, have a zone adapted to their characteristics.

Terra Natura has promoted a variety of educational and research programmes, many of which are developed in collaboration with other institutions such as CEBAS-CESIC or the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Murcia.

The park was inaugurated to the Iberian Association of Zoos (AIZA) and later, its European counterpart, EAZA.

Terra Natura Murcia currently employs 100 people – divided between the aquatic park and the animal park.

To celebrate its anniversary, the park has organised activities for the whole family that will take place this weekend (May 20 and 21) and next weekend (May 27 and 28). There will be competitions with prizes such as annual park passes, workshops, and an open-air cinema screening of ‘Paddington’.

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