Zoo d'Amnéville

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Zoo d'Amnéville
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Date opened June 28, 1986[1]
Location Amnéville, Moselle, France
Coordinates 49°14′46″N 6°08′21″E / 49.24611°N 6.13917°E / 49.24611; 6.13917Coordinates: 49°14′46″N 6°08′21″E / 49.24611°N 6.13917°E / 49.24611; 6.13917
No. of animals 1500
No. of species 360[1]
Memberships EAZA,[2] WAZA[3]
Website zoo-amneville.com

The Amneville Zoo is a French zoological park of the Grand Est region, located in the Moselle valley, between Metz and the Luxembourg border, in the town of Amnéville. About 1,500 animals of 360 species are presented on 18 hectares. It is headed by its founder, Michel Louis, since 1986. Formed as a worker cooperative, it is owned by its employees-cooperators.

It is the only French zoo to present a show of tamed tigers, a controversial feature that allowed it to increase its attendance but also earned it to be demoted to the rank of temporary member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Within this association it participates in several European Endangered Species Programme. It is also one of the few zoos in France to present gorillas and orangutans.

With an average of 629,000 visitors per year between 2011 and 2015, it is one of the ten most popular zoos in France.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Overview and History". zoo-amneville.com. Zoo d'Amnéville. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. EAZA. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Zoos and Aquariums of the World". waza.org. WAZA. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 

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