There is a zoo in the middle of Paris, it’s one of the oldest ones in the world actually, it was created out of necessity when a law was passed to forbid showing wild animals on the street.
It’s a surprisingly nice place, and I’ll tell you more about it soon. But first, let’s take a minute to look at their snow leopard in all its glory.
The glass walls make it possible to stand only a couple of meters away from it, and I can tell you that it’s hard to look away, half terrified, half mesmerized by its beauty and the troubling feeling of contemplating another predator.
Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes, 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, open Mon-Sun 9-5pm