Zoo sights in Paris
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Like the Jardin des Plantes in which it’s located, this 1000-animal zoo is more than a tourist attraction, also doubling as a research centre for the reproduction of rare and endangered species. During the Prussian siege of 1870, the animals of the day were themselves endangered, when almost all were eaten by starving Parisians.
The well-managed Parc Zoologique de Paris, home to 600 animals, was undergoing a major renovation at the time of research.