Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Zoological Architecture--Jardin de Plantes France


There is something to be said for simplicity and functionality in designing animal enclosures.  It's beauty is undeniable.  This building has apparently been around for a long, long time and has served well for housing hoof stock.  It currently house's  Poitou donkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

I can't seen to find any information about when this "house" was built.  Does anyone have any idea?  Years from now, I have to think we will look at some of the "elephant temples" built today and ponder, "what in the hell were they thinking?"   Fact is they weren't, they were reacting................

I wonder if the enclosure was used for something else initially.  The fence with an in hang seems to be odd for Bactrian Camels.

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