Monday, December 5, 2016

France: one of the world's oldest zoo 'La Menagerie' is calling for help...



In the heart of Paris, one of the world's oldest zoos, "La Menagerie", is calling for help to restore one of its historic buildings, which is home to endangered Przewalski's horses.

Opened in 1794, the 222-year-old zoo is located in the city's Jardin des Plantes (Garden of Plants) and houses over 1,000 animals and 180 different species including the flamingo, spotted panther, Asian tapir as well as the Przewalski's horses, a species facing the threat of extinction.

Several of the zoo's buildings were classified as historic monuments in 1993, with the home of the Przewalski's horses constructed under Napoleon III.

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