The Paris Zoological Park re-opens

Published on April 14, 2014
  • West African Giraffes

    West African Giraffes

    © M.N.H.N. - François GRANDIN

  • West African Giraffes

    West African Giraffes

    © M.N.H.N. - François GRANDIN

  • Aerial view

    Aerial view

    © Artefactory BTuA AJOA

  • Ground plan

    Ground plan

    © © Artefactory BTuA AJOA

The Paris Zoological Park re-opens avenue Daumesnil 75012 Paris fr

Having been under renovation since 2011, the Paris Zoological Park, formerly called the Zoo of Vincennes opens 12th April 2014.

The Paris Zoological Park closed in 2008. Three years later, the National Museum of Natural History, who owns the park, started a major renovation project.

Redesigned from top to bottom, the new park will promote biodiversity and visitors will be able to see species in their original ecosystems. In the vast enclosures, the park reconstructs the 5 geographical zones - from Patagonia to Sahel, passing through Europe, the Amazon and Madagascar.

Visitors will be able to see more than a thousand animals of 179 different species, many of which are endangered.

Buy your tickets online now and you'll get to be one of the first to visit the park this Spring. Tickets cost between 14 euros and 22 euros (possible extra fees depending on where you buy your ticket), free for children younger than 3.

You can also help protect the environment and endangered species in their natural habitats by sponsoring an animal. You can choose from a lion, wolf, giraffe, jaguar or a boa constricta... the list goes on! You could sponsor any one of 30 animals with a donation between 15 euros and 1000 euros. Sponsors have a special relationship with the animal of their choice as well as exclusive access to information packs, zoo entry and even get to meet the park team.

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