Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Buenos Aires zoo. To access it, You enter through the quasi-Roman triumphal arch into this architecturally eclectic, 45-acre city zoo dating from 1874. The zoo is always a great pleasure to visit, thanks to its big variety of species. This time, we saw a red panda or Firefox for its Chinese name. I found it so cute, that I wanted to share the picture with you. The two Red pandas are originally from the Himalayan mountains but these were donated to the Buenos Aires Zoo by two Japanese zoos. The rare pandas are in danger of becoming extinct because their natural habitat is being destroyed. The funny characteristic of this zoo is that Some smaller animals roam freely, you can approach them, touch them. I never saw this in any other zoo. Very attracting. Zoo de Buenos Aires. Pour y accéder, Vous entrez sous une voûte triomphale quasi-Romaine, pour aboutir a ce zoo a l'architecture éclectique, datant de 1874. C'est toujours un plaisir a le visiter, en grande partie, grace a ses nombreuses varietes d'especes qui le peuplent. Cette fois, nous avons vu un panda rouge autrement appele Firefox, son nom chinois. Je l'ai trouve si mignon que j'ai voulu partager cette photo avec vous. Les 2 pandas rouges sont originaires des Himalaya, mais 2 zoos japonais en ont fait cadeau au zoo de Buenos Aires. Les pandas sont en voie d'extinction car leur habitat naturel est en train d'etre detruit. La particularite de ce zoo reside dans le fait que des petits animaux se promenent librement, vous pouvez les approcher et meme les toucher. Je n'ai jamais vu ca dans d'autres zoos. Tres attrayant.


Blogger San Francisco Daily Photo said...

Aaahhh... it hurts to see them and not being able to pet them!


2/22/2006 12:12:00 AM

Blogger Cynthia! said...

sweet!! Its been long since I went to the zoo!! nice shot!!

2/22/2006 12:31:00 AM

Blogger Arnaud said...

Des pandas rouges! J'en avais jamais vu. Il y a d'autres espèces peu connues dans ce zoo?

2/22/2006 06:13:00 AM

Blogger Alexander said...

We don't have a zoo here in Trondheim, so I haven't been to one in years. The closest I've come is a shelter for abused donkeys in Antequera, Spain.

2/22/2006 08:29:00 AM

Blogger Rob said...

Hi karine,

Thanks. Animals are fascinating. These red pandas are lovely.

2/22/2006 08:31:00 AM

Blogger Clement said...

I love that zoo, one of the best I have ever seen. Karine, I m back at BA saturday coming ;-)). stay in touch!

2/22/2006 11:56:00 AM

Blogger Karine said...

Thanks you all for your comments.
Manuel - I agree with you it is so nice that you want to pet, but can't :((!!!!

Arnaud - i ll get back to u on that one, I can't remember on top of my head :(

Alexander - if u do come to Buenos Aires, a visit to the zoo is more than necessary ;)

Bob - they are fascinating and the zoo is the perfect place to enjoy their sight.

2/22/2006 10:24:00 PM

Blogger Karine said...

Clement - I ll keep in touch ;) Have a safe trip and see u soon in Buenos Aires :))

2/22/2006 10:56:00 PM

Blogger Maya said...

Karine, I like all the animal photos you took from this zoo. BA zoo has definitely a nice collection of rare animals it seems like.

Also, it's a great addition to your blog that french version of all posts. Bravo! I hope your parents and friends in France would enjoy this blog as much from now on :-) and will dare to give comments too ;-) Well done.

2/23/2006 07:24:00 AM


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