A fascinating world, 10 species of crocodiles, giant tortoises from the Seychelles and the Galapagos.
Revered in ancient Egypt, sacred in many African villages, hunted for its skin and meat, the crocodile is present everywhere: feared, respected, demonized in all cultures ... Since our earliest childhood, we like to scare ourselves with these animals straight out of prehistory - the mouth wide open, full of sharp teeth and scary! And yet, these reptiles, provoking all the fears, scares and other shivers, arouse the curiosity and the fascination of the young and the old... In one turn of the greenhouse, sweep away all your prejudices or your apprehensions and discover the fascinating world of reptiles..
What is a crocodile?
"Crocodile" is the name commonly given to the 23 species of crocodilians existing in the warm regions of the planet. However, 3 families make up the order of Crocodilians:
- Crocodilidae with mainly crocodiles;
- Alligatoridae including alligators and caimans;
- Gavialidae including the gavial.
Tetrapod (four limbs) oviparous (egg-laying), the crocodile is an ectotherm; this means that its body temperature is not constant, but depends on its environment. The crocodile spends most of its time regulating its temperature and reaches about 30°!
Cousins of the dinosaurs, they survived them... How come?
How can they stay so still?
Is it a super-predator or a fragile prey?
What's it like to have a crocodile skin? Crying crocodile tears?
Be on the lookout, all your senses alert, to observe our crocodilians, as in the wild, and this, near the campsite in Ardeche Les Truffières open all year round!
Every day from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 6pm
INFORMATION AND RESERVATION
Tel : 33 (0)4 75 04 68 35
Campsite "Les Truffières
252 Impasse Les Truffières
07700 Saint Marcel d'Ardèche, France
The history of our campsite.
Created in 1961, the Camping les Truffières is managed by Valerie and Stéphane Soulier, and offers outdoor hotel services, a Pub, a gastronomic restaurant, mobile home and camping car rental, caravan and tent pitches all year round, heated sanitary facilities...
The campsite is listed as an Ardèche campsite on the Ardèche Découverte tourist guide. It is also on camping ardeche.