Saturday, January 27, 2018

What's up with the Animals In Paris?

Down by the Seine the rats headed for higher ground as the floodwaters moved through:

Travel+Leisure says "It's like "Ratatouille" but less whimsical."

Meanwhile, a few miles upriver, the baboons made a break for it. From the Daily Mail:

Paris zoo is evacuated after 52 baboons escape their enclosure
  • Fifty-two of the primates got out of Paris's main zoo today, forcing it to be closed
  • Worker at the attraction in the Vincennes area spotted the breakout this morning
  • Since the initial escape, most of the primates have been caught - except for four 
The biggest zoo in Paris went into lockdown today after around 52 ‘large and potentially very aggressive baboons’ escaped from their enclosures.

All were seen running amok in the French capital’s Zoological Park, in the Vincennes woods, soon after midday, but it is thought just four remain on the loose after 48 of them were recaptured. 
‘It’s not known how they got out, but everything is being done to try and get them under control,’ said a source at the zoo, which opened in 1934.

‘The whole area has been shut down, with only trained professionals involved in the security operation....MUCH MORE