Located in the heart of Monaco, the Zoological Gardens were founded in 1954 by Prince Rainier III, a strong advocate for animals. They provide a home for animals which have been abandoned and those rescued as a result of customs seizures.
Overlooking the Port of Fontvieille on the southern flank of the Rocher, Monaco’s Zoological Gardens are home to more than 300 animals representing around 60 different species: exotic birds (macaws, cockatoos, parakeets, etc.), lemurs, reptiles in enormous vivariums (pythons, turtles, etc.), fish and amphibians, small mammals (porcupines, prairie dogs, raccoons, etc.) and domestic animals (rabbits, pigs, goats and other farmyard animals, etc.).