Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Today In History; First Public Zoo Opens In Paris

1793: The Jardin des Plantes (garden of plants) opened in Paris, France on the left bank of the River Seine. Originally a medicinal herb garden, Jardin des Plantes today offers expansive displays of decorative plants, including hothouses, an extensive rose garden, and an alpine garden. It also features a maze and labyrinth and a zoo and aquarium.

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