for your zooing pleasure


Paris has got two zoos, the Ménagerie and Paris zoo (Vincennes zoo). At the time of the World Exhibition of 1931, a small zoo is set up in Bois de Vincennes exhibiting exotic animals to the public of Paris. Following the enormous success of this temporary zoo, the Natural history museum and the city of Paris join to create, on 15 hectares, the current zoological gardens of Paris.
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Paris Menagerie

Today, there are only two remaining menageries still open to the public, one is in Vienna and one is in Paris. Le Zoo du Jardin des Plantes, or la Ménagerie as the French say.
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Now, zoo Lescar is closed down, but it really existed. Photos were taken in 1986.
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