Explore the largest rainforest in captivity. Trek through the humid tropics via SE Asia, West Africa and South America.
This is one of the few trees able to regenerate their bark. You can find them near the Citrus Grove, at the centre of our Mediterranean Biome.
Cork oaks have been grown since the Middle Ages in Portugal and Spain in open woodlands grazed by sheep and cattle. High-value ham is obtained from the Iberian pigs that thrive on the fallen acorns. No fertilisers, herbicides or irrigation are used. This traditional farming supports a remarkable abundance and variety of rare and endangered wildlife, including the black vulture, booted eagle, Bonelli’s eagle and short-toed eagle, which make giant nests in cork-trees and eats snakes.