Animal Kingdom – Casela

November 29, 2015

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Casela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoise
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Casela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoiseCasela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoisezebra Casela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoiseCasela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoiseFor some reason I forgot to post these with the rest of my Mauritius posts last month! I went to Casela Nature Reserve on the penultimate day of my trip to Mauritius and as I LOVE animals I was completely in my element.

It’s been two years since I last visited and most of my thoughts are the same. The enclosures at Casela are huge which I think is brilliant. The larger animals (tigers, rhinos, zebras etc) share a huge safari style enclosure, and you’re not guaranteed a glimpse as there’s loads of spaces the animals can run off and avoid the visitors if they wish, which I think is great (although some people were complaining).

I was particularly emotional about seeing the rhinos; an entire species of animal which will almost certainly be extinct within our lifetimes. 3 subspecies were declared extinct in 2011, and poaching numbers are increasing by almost 50% each year. There are less than 100 individual Javan and Sumatran rhinos and just 3 individual White rhinos left in the entire world, which is heartbreaking.


The animals have a lot of space to wander around and the fences and dividers between the smaller enclosures seemed almost non-existent this trip. I really like this aspect of the Park, as instead of seeing one animal per enclosure it was more like a free-for-all with animals roaming around between different areas. I saw lemurs hanging out with the tortoises, peacocks with the giraffes and a pet pig hanging out with the baby goats.

There were also random wild animals; we saw wild monkeys stealing food from the giraffes, lizards in the rabbit enclosure, and even a cheeky mongoose in with the giant tortoises. Talk about animal kingdom! Overall I think Casela is a great animal and nature reserve and I haven’t seen one that better typifies what a zoo should “be”, in my opinion. Where should I check out next?Casela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoiseCasela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoise
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Casela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoise
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Casela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoiseCasela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoiseCasela Nature Wildlife Reserve Mauritius day out tourism animals tapeparade safari birds tortoise

6 responses to “Animal Kingdom – Casela”

  1. Rantasalot says:

    Really lovely friend you have!

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  3. Laura says:

    these are lovely photos, i especially like the ostrich one! i’d love to visit a place like this instead of jail zoos (haha). and it’s so sad to think about rhinos and other species that are almost without a doubt going extinct. xx

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