Tales of wolves

Set off for a trip, following in the footprints of wolves, from the French Alps to Hudson Bay. The park is home to four packs. Meet the grey wolves of Europe, the arctic wolves and two packs of black wolves from the west of Canada.

Loup gris

Grey wolves of Europe: an unforgettable encounter!

Long hunted by humans, wolves are now protected.  A symbol of efficient teamwork, the predator is gradually becoming a part of our ecosystem once again.

Come on a wolf hunt with us! Follow the green path as it meanders through the forest and discover where the wolves hide. On the way, you can learn all about these fascinating animals thanks to our explanations and exhibitions. Be brave! We promise you will be rewarded for your courage!

Black wolves from west Canada: a blazing gaze!

Sainte-Croix is home to a pack of timberwolves, which also live in the well-known American park of Yellowstone. Read all about them!

Yellowstone as if you were there: Enter the Yellowstone visitor centre and find out how wolves were reintroduced to the legendary park. You’ll be a mine of information on the Timberwolf after your visit! Our Yellowstone mine underground observation area gives a superb view of the black wolves.

Arctic wolves: strange doctors

Eskimos call the arctic wolf “the caribou doctor” because the predator selects the weakest members of the species as prey and therefore leaves the population free from disease. Other types of wolf have the same opportunistic approach, helping to maintain balance within an ecosystem.

Settle in La cabane du trappeur (trapper’s cabin) and observe our pack of arctic wolves. The visitor centre gives all the information you need to understand the trappers of North America. If all the talk of prey has made you ravenous, you can even satisfy your own hunger in the restaurant !


120 hectares of unspoilt countryside

Spanning 120 hectares, the Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix is home to a selection of European fauna and a contributor to worldwide biodiversity. Explore the five areas of our leafy park where 1,500 animals representing 100 species roam freely.

Nature activities

Looking to do something really different?

Stay with us and be a part of the animal kingdom

Wildlife expedition in a safari train

Hop on the safari train on an hour-long expedition to observe the animals of Europe. All aboard ! This 3-kilometre-long trip takes you to the heart of the park where you will encounter the very best that nature has to offer. The expedition will give you an insider’s view of the elk’s and reindeer’s habitat and the vast nature reserve shared by the Przewalski’s horses and European bison.


Dormir au parc

Surrounded by wildlife

Stay over with your new friends. Relax in one of our well-appointed eco lodges. You’ll have the time of your life !

Protecting wildlife and biodiversity

At Sainte-Croix, we are committed to the conservation and protection of the environment.

  • Environnement

    Since we founded the reserve in 1980, Sainte-Croix has been committed to protecting our planet. Our awareness-raising campaigns for staff and visitors have helped establish our role as leaders in nature protection instruction.

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  • Conservation

    More than 50 animals have been released into their natural habitats since the reserve opened.

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  • Reintroduction

    Captive-bred animals may be released into the wild to help increase populations of endangered species.

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