Parc Zoologique de Paris, also referred to as the Zoo de Vincennes, is a 36 acre zoo that was just reopened in April 2014 after major renovations. The zoo's aim is to preserve, protect, and promote animal species and to teach visitors about the importance of preserving biodiversity and protecting the environment. There are five different bio-zones at the zoo representing the ecosystems of five geographical locations: Sahel-Sudan, Patagonia, Europe, Guyana and Madagascar. The different landscapes allow visitors to observe the animals in the natural habitat. More than 1,000 animals from 180 species can be found at the Paris zoo.
Some of the animals visitors can see include Humboldt penguins, sea lions, guanacos, pumas in the Patagonia section. In the savannah habitat of the Sahel-Sudan section, you can see white rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras, West African Lions, and pink flamingos. You can view otters, birds of prey, wolves, lynx, wolverines, frogs, toads, newts, tortoises, lizards and snakes in the Europe section. In the rain forest and river habitats of the Guyana section, you can observe jaguars, macaws, marmosets, sloths, giant anteaters, and manatees. The Madagascar section is home to lemurs, bats, fossas and radiated tortoises.
Parc Zoologique de Paris is located on Route de la Ceinture du Lac. Entrance is 22 euros per adult, 16.50 per student age 12-25, and 14 per child age 3-11. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm from mid October to mid March, 10am to 6pm weekdays and 9:30am to 7:30pm on weekends, public holidays and school holidays from mid March to mid October.