Created in 1970, this garden is located in a complete ecosystem of 16 hectares of which 12 hectares are fenced. It aims to educate people and conserve endangered species.
"Since 1994, the development has been guided by five main objectives: bringing the theoretical courses closer to practice, the conservation of endangered species, research, the promotion of traditional medicine and environmental education," informs Agbani Pierre, Botanist, Ethnobotanist and Conservator of the Garden.
As far as biodiversity and zoo diversity are concerned, we can find fishes, amphibians, frogs, reptiles (chameleons, monitor lizards, snakes, crocodiles and birds (70 species apart from migrants).
There are also mammals, especially threatened species including pangolins, red and white bellied monkeys. For plants, 870 species are counted including 700 native species and 170 exotic species.
Last Tuesday, it was the turn of African youth, members of IAAS to smell pure natural air and to discover several animal and vegetable species.
"Here, we are close to nature, I liked the serenity. At each point, they took care to explain the use and importance of each plant. the animals that are kept there and above all, you breathe clean air, "says Keneth Onou from Nigeria.