Unmissable at the Zoo of the Jardin des Plantes
Published on in Visit Paris
In the 5th arrondissement of Paris is a unique place dedicated to nature, to its evolution as the preservation of species in danger of extinction. This is the famous Jardin des Plantes that houses both a botanical school of exception, the National Natural History Museum and remarkable menagerie classified as historical monuments. During your visit to Paris, discover one of the oldest zoos in the world and nearly 1,200 resident animals; a rare opportunity to observe over sixty endangered species for the delight of young and old!
A conservatory of species in the heart of Paris
As soon as you enter the enclosure of the Jardin des Plantes, the charm starts by the splendor of buildings, greenhouses and large walkways leading to molten zoo in a green setting. Time seems suspended then for you to enjoy a memorable ride. Welcome to the animal kingdom. The menagerie is distinguished by a breeding program and reintroduction to the wild developed by leading researchers. Thanks to the involvement of a team of supervisors and caregivers, you can approach rare species such as red pandas, turtles from the Seychelles or snow leopards. From big cats to the large aviary and aping the vivarium, the sublime art deco architecture participates to the magic of this place! Finally, perhaps will you get the chance to get to know Nenette, the girl of 47 years old orangutan, undisputed star of the zoo!