In the 12th district of Paris (Bois de Vincennes)
(free for children under 3 years old)
The zoological park
Zoological parks are no longer just places of entertainment and amusement as in the past. They have missions such as the conservation of endangered species.
- Formerly known as Paris zooit was completely redesigned and refurbished a few years ago, in the respect for animal welfare. The renovation is very successful!
- The zoological park of Paris is organized in five biozones spread over 14 hectares: the plains of Sudan (4.5 hectares), the rocky coasts of Patagonia, the forests of Europe and the tropical climates of Guyana and Madagascar
- About 2000 animals (180 animal species) live in the Paris Zoological Park in landscaped areas evoking their original eco-system
- It's a great place to take a walk with the family. It's probably one of the children's favorite outings!
- 20 euros / adult
- 15 euros / child (3 to 12 years old)
The animals of the Zoological Park
- It's hard to list them because of the diversity!
- Among the 180 species present are: giraffes, rhinoceroslemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, sealsyoung lions, wolves, lynx, otters, jaguars, monkeys...
- Also macaws, penguins, pumasbirds, lizards, snakes, tarantulas, frogs, fish...
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Species conservation programs
- Like most large zoos in the world, the Paris Zoological Park works for the conservation of species
- Among them are the lemurs of Madagascar, otters of Europe, pumas of Patagonia or manatees
- The Zoological Park of Paris is also a place for research and education for the respect of biodiversity
- It also has an educational role
The barefoot path at the zoo (all year round)
- It is a 225 m course composed of squares of materials (pine needles, limestone, mulch, mud, clay?) which alternate soft, rough, prickly sensations?
- It is a very fun experience whose purpose is to feel, under the sole of the feet, the different soils that cover the animals' enclosures
- We take off our shoes and barefoot (we don't cheat and we also take off our socks), we walk from square to square: it stings (the pine needles), it's soft (the lawn), it's hot (the slate), it hurts a little (the gravel and the pine cones)?
- We walk on wooden trunks trying not to put our feet on the ground (like the animals that move from branch to branch)
- Beyond the sensory experience, this tour helps us to better understand how animals evolve and adapt to the environment.
- Water fountains are provided at the end of the course to rinse your feet)
Feeding of the animals (all year round)
- The feeding animals (otters, lions, penguins, baboons, vultures?)
- It is open to the public, every day of the week, with small commented sessions of 15 minutes with the caretakers
- The entire feeding program
- The wild appointments: during a weekend, playful and educational activities to be closer to the animals.
- Each month, these meetings allow you to learn more about a species: wolves, manatees, giraffes, lions, bats, rhinoceroses, otters?
- These Wild Rendezvous also provide an opportunity to meet with specialists, with the teams in charge of the animals, and with access to the backstage area. Manual activities and stories are offered to children.
- Spring Wilderness Rendezvous : (date not communicated)
- Rendez-vous sauvage Summer : (date not communicated)
- Fall Wilderness Rendezvous: (date not announced)
- The wild rendez-vous are accessible without reservation with the classic entrance ticket for the zoological park of Paris
- Visit the Vincennes Zoo differently during the Nocturnes of the Zoological Park of Paris
- Every Thursday from June 17 to August 12, 2021
- Nocturne until 10:30 pm on June 17 and 24 and until 11:30 pm on other Thursdays
- Watch the animals go to bed with commentary by the caretakers
- Picnic possible in the heart of the biozones.
- A dedicated night tour to see the park's animals still visible, such as the bats flying free in the large greenhouse.