Lille Zoo is situated in the Leisure Park of the Citadel. You will find over 80 different species from 5 continents. This zoo has the distinction of harbouring endangered species and it is actively involved in conservation and development. The park's mission is to educate the public, especially young people through many games. In summer, the zoo is open from 9am to 6pm weekdays (7pm at the weekends and during holidays) and admission is free. It is a place waiting for you to discover it.
I have mixed feelings about zoos: on one hand, they help to preserve some species, but on the other hand, when you see the elephants in confined spaces or monkeys in a cage, it makes me sad. Maubeuge Zoo treat their animals ethically and preserve species from five continents: giraffes, birds, mammals of all kinds ... This is an excellent opportunity for animal lovers to see them in reality and not in documentaries. One of my favourites was the little raccoon. It was so adorable!