Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes
École de Botanique
The gardens of the École de Botanique is where students of Paris’ Botany School ‘practise’.
Jardin des Plantes
Founded in 1626 as a medicinal herb garden for Louis XIII, Paris’ 24-hectare botanic gardens – visually defined by the double alley of...
Galerie d'Anatomie Comparée et de Paléontologie
Dinosaur skeletons and fossils fill the Galerie d’Anatomie Comparée et de Paléontologie .
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Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes information
Like the Jardin des Plantes in which it’s located, this 1000-animal zoo is more than a tourist attraction, also doubling as a research centre for the reproduction of rare and endangered species. During the Prussian siege of 1870, the animals of the day were themselves endangered, when almost all were eaten by starving Parisians.
Do note that the recently renovated zoo in Vincennes is considerably larger.