Paris Zoological Park
Visit the Paris Zoological Park to see exotic animals in their natural habitat!
180 species and more than 2000 animals will make you discover animal biodiversity. Located in the Bois de Vincennes, the Paris Zoological Park is the ideal destination for adults and children who want to spend a relaxing day surrounded by nature.
What to see in the Zoological Park
Inaugurated in 1934, the Zoological Park was created to make people discover exotic animals in Paris. Do not expect poor caged beasts! Today, animals circulate freely within a biozone that reproduces the ecosystem of origin.
The Zoological Park is divided into five different geographical areas:
- The Madagascar biozone: the humid tropical forest and the dry tropical forest are the 2 representative ecosystems of the largest island on the planet where you can come across lemurs, chameleons, turtles…
- The Amazon-Guyana biozone: in the equatorial forest between waterfalls, lianas, and tamarinds you can merge yourself in the wilderness where you can find jaguars, tapirs, tarantulas, piranhas, toucans, and anaconda.
- The biozone Europe: a forest of black pines among lynxes, Iberian wolves, and endangered birds of prey.
- The Sahel-Sudan biozone: it recreates the African savannah, the largest area of the park, where you can go hunting for lions, giraffes, baboons, zebras, flamingos, and storks along the river.
- The Patagonia biozone: located in the southern part of South America, between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia has very varied biodiversity. Search for otters, pumas, and large birds!
The Zoological Park in Paris is in arrondissement 12. You can go there taking the subway and getting off at Porte Dorée metro station.
The opening hours are from 9.30 am to 6 pm in September and October; from 10 am to 5 pm from October to March, from 9.30 am to 6 pm in March and April.