Observe various species of marine turtles at Kelonia, a former turtle ranch turned public aquarium. The descriptions are mostly in French, so it is worth taking an English audio guide to learn more about these ancient sea reptiles, including their migratory and mating habits. Discover the many ways that people used their shells in the past, before they became endangered. Apart from the aquarium, this turtle center rehabilitates injured and sick turtles, conducts research programs, and organizes educational workshops. Make your Saint-Leu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Kelonia est à la fois un centre de soin pour tortue, un musée et un centre de recherche. Ce lieu unique permet d'en apprendre plus sur la vie des tortues et sur les façons de les protéger. Un plaidoye... more »Kelonia is both a turtle care centre, a museum and a research centre. This unique place allows you to learn more about the lives of turtles and how to protect them. A plea for a plastic life 0.
Un super moment passé à observer les tortues de mer et de terre en bonne -ou moins bonne- santé. Parcours ludique sur les migrations, l'observation, les soins et les prédateurs (animaux, pêcheurs, déc... more »A great time spent watching sea and land turtles in good -or worse- health. Playful route on migrations, observation, care and predators (animals, fishermen, waste) well done. A nice shop. Only downside: the lady at the checkout did not tell us that we had to register for the guided tour while when buying the tickets we mentioned our wish to attend, result at the time of the visit the guide was not present because no one was Registered.
Great visit. Very informative. Recommend getting an audio guide or use the guided tour instead to get the best from the day.
Definitely one of my favourite places in Réunion. It's not just an aquarium, it's far more like a sanctuary. It was incredibly informative and interesting to learn about turtles and their life cycles and difficulties. It is wonderful to see so much emphasis on the conservation of such beautiful creatures and how well they are looked after at Kélonia. I can't wait to go back.
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