Located in the heart of Vincennes Wood in the 12th arrondissement, the Paris Zoological Park, more commonly called Vincennes Zoo, reopened in 2014 after several years of renovation. Covering 14.5 hectares, it has been completely redesigned for the delight of young and older visitors, but especially for its animal residents, whose welfare has been improved. More than 1,000 animals of nearly 180 different species are distributed in five major geographical areas, called biozones: Patagonia, with pumas, penguins, sea lions...; Sahel-Sudan, with giraffes, lions, zebras, white rhinos ...; Europe, with wolves, vultures, lynx, otters ...; French Guiana, with jaguars, monkeys, macaws, manatees, alligators, toucans ...; Madagascar, with lemurs, frogs, chameleons... In all, no fewer than 74 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 21 species of reptiles, 17 species of amphibians and 15 species of fish, living in large, landscaped areas where the environment is as close as possible to their natural habitat, and can be admired during your visit.
Enjoy a journey around the world that takes you to the very heart of nature, following the biodiversity trail, the children's trail with family scavenger hunts, or the "Behind the scenes" trail about jobs at the park. Alternatively you can attend a guided tour or one of the scientific and creative workshops! As a place that raises public awareness of conservation and biodiversity, Paris Zoological Park also takes part in many programmes to conserve and protect endangered species.