It is a French zoo park 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 inside the entire zoo. The zoo opens daily from 9:30 am -7:30 pm and it cost 36 Euros, 30 Euros below 12, and free entry for 3 years below.

Zoo d’Amnéville

Leaving from Saarbrücken, Germany around 9 am in the morning on the Autoroute de I’Est highway straight to Metz until found the way to Amneville town, asked some policemen, and finally arrived at the zoo. This zoo is the most popular among the top ten zoos in France. Officially, it’s the best one for doing school trips and family visits with its thousand animals and over 360 species presented in the zoo. I actually saw huge groups of students and families inside the zoo. 

Zoo d’Amnéville

Had to queue for the ticket that cost 36 Euros. Inside cold with fresh air because of lots of trees and beautiful echoes from animals. The zoo looks like a puzzle garden but with its own sign for every animal’s parks and homes.

Part One

Visited Bears, Giraffes, Rhinos, Black-Panther, camels, hippopotamus, hyenas, elephants, hamsters, gorillas, zebras Kangaroos, Tigers, Lions, Leopards, cows, goats, pigs, wild pigs, monkeys, skunks, deers, raccoons, Nassau, and so many that I can’t really remember what their names are.


Part Two

Here is the collection of many different kinds of birds, here I visited Flamingos, Ostrich birds, eagles, Grey-crowned cranes, Sandhill cranes, Demoiselle Crane, Caribbean, Pelicans, Peacocks, Penguins, many colors of Ibis, many colors of Parrots and there were more to count.

Ostrich birds

Part Three

This part is about lizards and snakes, all of these animals have to be in the glass, some may have venom, but we didn’t see any cobra, just some of the pythons and the other kinds of snakes, including crocodiles and dragon lizards. The zoo is enormous.

Ctenosaura bakeri lizard
Sudan plated lizard

I didn’t know that the Seal Show is in 15 minutes, I was still at the giraffe’s park and wasn’t expecting the stage to be far away from where I was. Everybody was rushing to the show when it was announced to start the show and I was too. At the entrance, it was a long line of visitors and the inside was already full, almost all the seat was taken. Luckily, there are top seats still available.

Seals Show at Zoo d’Amnéville

In the zoo, there are many shows, the only Tiger show (TigerWorld) amongst the top zoos in France, the sea lion (seal show), Horse Riding with the eagle, bird of prey, parrots, penguin, gorilla, polar bear, wolf, and the hippopotamus show. The only show I saw was Tiger World and the Sea Lion. If you want to see the show that means you will miss the visit of the animals as well so I would suggest going there twice or just only seeing a special couple of shows like I did and you got some time to see the animals.

Seals Show at Zoo d’Amnéville

I spent the whole day in the zoo, more likely half a day because I was there a bit late and left a bit early afternoon. I actually didn’t want to leave but I was too tired of walking in this mega zoo, starving and thirsty. It does not mention food and drinks allowance inside, but most people did bring them. There are a couple of restaurants inside as well if you would like to have them in.

Half-day in the zoo was incredible. This is where you can take your bestie, friends, and family out for the weekend.

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