Photographer's Note

A black panther is lying leisurely in Attica Zoological Park. His look is breathtaking.
When staring at him you feel his menacing power ready to be unleashed upon the innocent prey.
Beware of the big cat......

Attica Zoological Park, is a 20-hectare (49-acre) private zoo located in the Athens suburb of Spata, Greece. The zoo is home to about 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days per year.
Attica Zoological Park is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).And the European association of Aquatic mammals (EAAM).
The Attica Zoological Park opened in May 2000. It was initially a Bird Park that was home to 1100 birds from 300 different species the 3rd largest bird collection in the world.
World of reptiles was added in April 2001, followed by Greek fauna in 2002, the African Savannah exhibit (with zebrasand giraffes) in 2003, a cat exhibit and expansion of the African Savannah exhibit in 2004, a monkey exhibit in 2005, Land of the Cheetah, a chimpanzee and gibbonexhibit, and a Somalia exhibit (with camels and donkeys) in 2008.
In 2010, the zoo opened a dolphinarium and added white rhinos to its residents.
he zoo's big cats include Lions and Tigers, as well as black panthers and Leopards. The zoo has several walk-through enclosures, including a "monkey's jungle".
In 2005, the zoo began to run daily shows featuring birds of prey. In 2010 the zoo began shows with its newly installed dolphinarium showing sea-lions and dolphins.
Future plans include a museum of evolution with its primary focus on dinosaurs, called Dinosauropolis and an aquarium showing Greek marine life.


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