Paris - Jardin des plantes

September 2, 2014

Bridge near the Jardin des plantes

bridge Viaduc d'Austerlitz - a railroad bridge serving Metro line 5.

Jardin des Plantes

Statue at the entry

statue Statue of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, the French Naturalist


This ménagerie, a part of the Jardin des Plantes, is the oldest zoo in Europe.

zoo Arabian Oryx - once extinct in the wild, these antelopes now range in small numbers throughout the Mid-East.
zoo Vicuna at rest. This member of the camel family is a native of South America.
zoo Porcupine with pepper.
zoo Iguana
zoo Flamingos
zoo Red Panda - native to the eastern Himalayas. Despite the name Red Pandas are not closely related to the Giant Panda.