Find out more about the Parc Zoologique de Paris with those mobile applications and books.
Tour guide application
This application for Smartphone is a tour guide that will allow you to locate and discover the different naturel environments mentioned in the zoo as well as the main species that are presented. Locate the animals on the map or in the list and learn more about their biology, their way of life, their interactions with other species, the status of wild populations and the means used to preserve them.
You will also fin some pratical information to simplify your visit.
Free application available on:
Tour guide book
Thanks to this book, available in English at the shop or at the ticket desk for 15€, you will found out more about the animals present at the zoo, through the five biozones of the Park.
Available on the online shop.
The book: Le Parc Zoologique de Paris, des origines à la rénovation
Introducing "Le Parc Zoologique de Paris, des origines à la rénovation" (Parc Zoologique de Paris, from roots to renovation), co-published by the Museum Press and Éditions Somogy. This beautiful book tells the richly layered story of this legendary site through its 300 or so illustrations.
"Zoos are not alien to the world around them. Their history reflects maybe only too well the history of the men who built them, the cities where they were built and the cultures which sustained them." Dominique Pinon
This collection and its appendices, which include maps of various European zoos and an extensive bibliography, make it an excellent reference book as well.
- Dominique Pinon is a DPLG landscape architect and historian who has twenty years of specialist experience in the study, restoration and management of parks and gardens. Together with Isabelle Warmoes, he conducted a historical study prior to the zoo’s renovation.
- Isabelle Warmoes is a historian and design engineer at the Musée des Plans-Reliefs (Paris), and has conducted historical studies of various sites and organised several exhibitions.
- Maryvonne Leclerc-Cassan is a veterinary doctor and Doctor of Science who joined the Museum in 1969. She ran the Parc Zoologique de Paris, then the Museum’s zoo department and finally the Museum’s botanical and zoological gardens department.
Le Parc Zoologique de Paris, des origines à la rénovation
(in French only)
co-published by the Museum Press and Éditions Somogy
296 pages / 300 or so illustrations / bibliography / index
24.8 x 28 cm, paperback with flaps
Available in bookstores