Discover the story of a team of passionate people
at the service of 2000 animals
A combination of Michel LOUIS’s childhood dream and Jean-Marc VICHARD’s passion for animals, the Parc Zoologique d’Amnéville opened its doors on June 28, 1986.
Today, the 18-hectare zoo boasts some 2,000 animals from all five continents. It represents one of the greatest biodiversities in France, with an average of 300 species across the park.
Between 100 and 160 people are employed year-round to ensure the animals’ well-being. They are also responsible for preparing your visit, so that you are welcomed in the best possible conditions. An average of 400,000 visitors are expected each year, curious to discover each of our species!
From the management team to the caretakers and maintenance team, every trade is represented: the Zoo is a designer, architect, earthworker, bricklayer, roofer, welder, locksmith, plumber, electrician, decorator, landscaper, veterinarian, ethologist, cook, graphic designer, salesman, accountant, film-maker, press officer, educator, etc…
For example, the gigantic “Orang-Utan’ Jungle” installation was built entirely by the zoo’s technical team, from the foundations to the roof of the building.