World Centre of the Catalan donkey
We have been fighting for 50 years to preserve the native breed of Catalan donkey which is considered the best in the world.
Fuives is the greatest reserve of Catalan donkeys worldwide. It’s located in Berguedà region, in the municipal borough of Olvan. Our zoological centre is qualified as protected area of countryside and nature reserve in a typical family’s ancestral house prior to 10th century.
Joan Gassó noticed the risk suffered by the native breed donkey, the Catalan donkey. He began to look for the few existing specimens, thus the zoological centre has become what we have today, with more than one hundred of pure-bred donkeys.
Our aim is spreading the knowledge of this native breed to avoid their extinction since it’s part of our Catalan genetic heritage.
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
dO YOU WANT A CATALAN DONKEY BUT YOU HAVEN’T DECIDED TO BUY IT YET?
In fact, if you don’t know them, you can think they’re animals to entertain young and old, in which they’re great experts, but other than that they have other roles like: ecological agriculture and viniculture, donkey therapy sessions, carriage guides, natural cosmetics… and even more.
OR PERHAPS, DO YOU WANT TO SPONSOR?
If you want to contribute in the preservation of the native Catalan breed, we encourage you to became a sponsor of one of our donkeys.
WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO COME, YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME
We are sure most of you would like to stay all day surrounded by nature and learn more things about an unknown breed for many people.
FOR SCHOOLS, RURAL ENVIRONMENT TRAINING ROOM
Would you like to visit us with your students and at the same time turn it into a funny lesson?