General view of the Reptile house (galerie des Reptiles) built by Jules Andr» from 1870 to 1874 in the Menagerie of Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 5th arrondissement, France. On the right, the statue called Le Charmeur de Serpent ou Danseur Nubien (The snake charmer) created by Charles Arthur Bourgeois in 1863 may be seen. Founded in 1794 by Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, the Menagerie of Jardin des Plantes became the largest exotic animal collection in Europe in the 19th century and is the second oldest public zoo in the world. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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General view of the Reptile house (galerie des Reptiles) built by Jules Andr» from 1870 to 1874 in the Menagerie of Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 5th arrondissement, France. On the right, the statue called Le Charmeur de Serpent ou Danseur Nubien (The snake charmer) created by Charles Arthur Bourgeois in 1863 may be seen. Founded in 1794 by Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, the Menagerie of Jardin des Plantes became the largest exotic animal...
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