Discover the story of a team of passionate people
at the service of 2000 animals
Combining Michel LOUIS’ childhood dream and Jean-Marc VICHARD’s passion for animals, the Amnéville Zoological Park opened its doors on June 28, 1986.
Today, the zoo covers 18 hectares and has about 2,000 animals from all five continents. It represents one of the greatest biodiversity in France, with an average of 200 species in the whole park.
Between 100 and 160 people are employed throughout the year to ensure the well-being of the animals. They are also the ones who prepare your visit, in order to welcome you 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, to the caretakers and the work-maintenance team, all the trades are represented: the Zoo is a designer, architect, earthworker, mason, roofer, welder, locksmith, plumber, electrician, decorator, landscaper, veterinarian, ethologist, cook, graphic designer, salesman, accountant, film-maker, press officer, educator, etc…
As an example, the gigantic “Orang-Utan’ Jungle” installation was entirely realized by the zoo’s technical team, from the foundations to the roof of the building.