Contrasts Found in the Animal Kingdom

As the Construction Holidays are getting under way, we can’t help but notice that how much effort we put in our work is a notion that varies quite a lot depending on the animal species. While some are tireless builders, others seem to adopt the least-effort-possible rule when the time comes to set up their personal living space. Here is a tribute to the contrast between those that take it easy and those who definitely need a vacation!

In the African savannah meerkats take their excavator role very seriously. Living in arid zones, the group establishes itself underground in order to escape the heat and most predators. A true maze of rooms and galleries, their underground complex can sometimes spread over 25 km2 with about fifteen different access points. Luckily, these little engineers can count on the strength of the group to maintain their real estate!

On the other hand, certain mammals prefer a bohemian lifestyle by setting up camp one night at a time, wherever the wind guides them; this is true for lowland gorillas. Far from them the idea of maintaining and protecting a shelter! During the day, the group will travel about according to the surrounding available resources and when night sets in, they stop and establish a temporary camp, on the ground or in the trees, layered with whatever nearby vegetation they find: The following day, they start all over again! These year-round campers have adopted a more relaxed lifestyle that many might envy.

Have a great vacation everybody!


What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo