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This animal-lover's paradise is located near the village of Aldea del Fresno just west of Navalcarnero, and is close to a lake and the beach-bordered Alberche River, where you can rent a paddleboat and swim in summer. A colorful range of nearly 500 animals, from tigers and monkeys to giraffes and elephants, roam wild in the extensive grounds -- you can view them in safety from a car. An exciting highlight is the daily lion-taming show. Birds of prey are among the many species that fill the aviary, and for fans of slithery things, the reptile house boasts snakes galore.