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Reopening of the Parc Zoologique de Paris

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Reopening of the Parc Zoologique de Paris

from Saturday 12 April 2014 to Thursday 31 December 2020

The Parc Zoologique de Paris, usually referred to as the Zoo de Vincennes, opened in 1934. The zoo has been closed to the public since 2008 to undergo a massive renovation project. More than two years of work have been necessary to produce a renaissance of the zoo this spring. On 12 April 2014, visitors will finally be able to discover this exceptional site.

The zoo’s 14.5 hectares have been completely redesigned. The vocation of this ‘new generation’ zoo is to preserve, protect and promote animal species and to raise visitor awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity. The Parc Zoologique de Paris will be structured around 5 biozones which reconstitute the ecosystem of 5 world geographical zones: Sahel- Sudan, Patagonia, Europe, Guyana and Madagascar.
A carefully studied layout and arrangement of the relief and landscape enable visitors to observe the animals and their behaviour in their natural habitat. More than 1,000 animals i.e. 180 species (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish) live in the zoological park.

The ‘Patagonia’ biozone extends over 16,570 m². The pampas, rocky slopes, and Andean forest are home to South-American sea lions, Humboldt penguins, greater rheas, guanacos, pumas, pudús, etc.
The Sahel- Sudan biozone (45,215 m²) provides a savannah habitat for white rhinoceros, giraffes, Grévy’s zebras and West-African lions; and a huge aviary is home to more than 100 pink flamingos, white spoonbills … The 16 giraffes which remained at the  zoo during the renovation project have now moved into their new quarters,  the  ‘giraffe house’.
The ‘Europe’ biozone extends over 10,800 m² of conifer forest, scrubland, marshland and mountainous terrain with otters, birds of prey, wolves, lynx, wolverines, frogs, toads, newts, tortoises, lizards and snakes. This area also has the Great Rock, an emblematic feature of the zoo.
The ‘Guyana’ biozone is made up of 12,530 m² of wet rain forest and a river habitat suited to tapir, jaguars, macaws, marmosets, tamarins, white-faced saki, sloths, giant anteaters, manatees, etc.
The ‘Madagascar’ biozone (9,655 m²) reproduces the habitat of a dry rain forest, and is home to lemurs, bats, fossas and radiated tortoises. A gigantic hothouse, 4,000 m² in length and 16-metres-high, is sited in the ‘Guyana’ and ‘Madagascar’ biozones and houses multicoloured birds including fodies and Madagascar crested ibis, as well as chameleons and lemurs.
A ‘diversity’ trail, a ‘children’s’ trail with clues, a ‘behind the scenes at the zoo’ trail, plus guided tours and science or art workshops are offered to visitors.

Opening times:
From mid-October to mid-March: from 10am to 5pm.
From mid-March to mid-October: from 10am to 6pm in the week. From 9.30am to 7.30pm at the weekend, on public holidays and during school holidays.

Zoo de Paris - girafes | 630x405 | © AJOA-BtuA

Zoo de Paris girafes

© AJOA-BtuA

Zoo de Paris - bassins | 630x405 | © AJOA-BtuA

Zoo de Paris bassins

© AJOA-BtuA

Zoo de Paris - garnde volière © Artefactory - AJOA-BtuA

Zoo de Paris volière

© Artefactory - AJOA-BtuA

Zoo de Paris - girafes © F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris girafes

© F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris - jaguar © F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris jaguar

© F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris - propithèque couronné © F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris propithèque

© F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris - puma © F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris puma

© F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris - zèbre de Grevy © F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris zèbre

© F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris - lion © F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris lion

© F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris - aras hyacinte © F-G Grandin - MNHN

Zoo de Paris aras hyacinte

© F-G Grandin - MNHN

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle - Parc zoologique de Paris

Croisement avenue Daumesnil et route de la Ceinture du Lac, 75012 Paris

The Parc Zoologique de Paris, usually referred to as the Zoo de Vincennes, opened in 1934. The zoo has been closed to the public since 2008 to undergo a massive renovation project. More than two years of work have been necessary to produce a renaissance of the zoo. On 12 April 2014, visitors discover finally this exceptional site.
The zoo’s 14.5 hectares have been completely redesigned. The vocation of this ‘new generation’ zoo is to preserve, protect and promote animal species and to raise visitor awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity. The Parc Zoologique de Paris will be structured around 5 biozones which reconstitute the ecosystem of 5 world geographical zones: Sahel- Sudan, Patagonia, Europe, Guyana and Madagascar.
A carefully studied layout and arrangement of the relief and landscape enable visitors to observe the animals and their behaviour in their natural habitat. More than 1,000 animals i.e. 180 species (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish) live in the zoological park.
The ‘Patagonia’ biozone extends over 16,570 m². The pampas, rocky slopes, and Andean forest are home to South-American sea lions, Humboldt penguins, greater rheas, guanacos, pumas, pudús, etc.
The Sahel- Sudan biozone (45,215 m²) provides a savannah habitat for white rhinoceros, giraffes, Grévy’s zebras and West-African lions; and a huge aviary is home to more than 100 pink flamingos, white spoonbills … The 16 giraffes which remained at the zoo during the renovation project have now moved into their new quarters, the ‘giraffe house’.
The ‘Europe’ biozone extends over 10,800 m² of conifer forest, scrubland, marshland and mountainous terrain with otters, birds of prey, wolves, lynx, wolverines, frogs, toads, newts, tortoises, lizards and snakes. This area also has the Great Rock, an emblematic feature of the zoo.
The ‘Guyana’ biozone is made up of 12,530 m² of wet rain forest and a river habitat suited to tapir, jaguars, macaws, marmosets, tamarins, white-faced saki, sloths, giant anteaters, manatees, etc.
The ‘Madagascar’ biozone (9,655 m²) reproduces the habitat of a dry rain forest, and is home to lemurs, bats, fossas and radiated tortoises. A gigantic hothouse, 4,000 m² in length and 16-metres-high, is sited in the ‘Guyana’ and ‘Madagascar’ biozones and houses multicoloured birds including fodies and Madagascar crested ibis, as well as chameleons and lemurs.
A ‘diversity’ trail, a ‘children’s’ trail with clues, a ‘behind the scenes at the zoo’ trail, plus guided tours and science or art workshops are offered to visitors.

Access

District : Bois de Vincennes

  • Subway Porte Dorée
  • Bus 46, 86, 325
  • RER Vincennes

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