Once upon a time…
Our story has been written by different hands: the brave and wrinkled ones who started the business and the tenacious ones who are planning its future.
Mr Raffaello Galardini inaugurated the Zoo on 19th April 1970 thanks to his great passion towards animals. His devotion and continuous investments allowed him to create an institution supported only by visitors’ admission fees.
The aim was to exhibit animals that had never been seen before. In those days the public didn’t have the opportunity to discover nature through documentaries, trips or magazines, so there was a strong interest in anything that was exotic and fascinating.