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View from the side at sunrise of the Art Deco Fauverie (the big cats building), built by Rene Berger from 1934 to 1937 in the Menagerie of Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 5th arrondissement, France. Made of red brick, the building is decorated by low relief depicting wild animals. 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...
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