Jardin Animalier de Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Jardin Animalier de Monaco

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The Jardin Animalier de Monaco is located on the Esplanade Rainer III, in Monaco's Fontvieille ward, on the southern side of the Rock of Monaco. They were established by Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1954. 250 animals are held in the zoo, representing some 50 species.

The zoo is a hectare in size, set over four levels on the rock. None of the animals were purchased; all have come from donations, circuses, or abandoned animals and those seized by circuses. Five animals came to the zoo from the 2009 closure of the zoo at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.




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